Sam Noakes vs Yvan Mendy Will Headline TNT Sports Show At The York Hall On April 20

Sam Noakes vs Yvan Mendy Will Headline TNT Sports Show At The York Hall On April 20

BRITISH LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION Sam Noakes will challenge France’s Yvan Mendy for the vacant European title at York Hall atop a Queensberry Promotions show on Saturday, April 20, live on TNT Sports.

Last time out in February, Noakes (13-0, 13 KOs), from Maidstone,  added the British and WBO International titles to the WBC International Silver and Commonwealth honours already in his name with a brutal four-round destruction of the previously unbeaten Lewis Sylvester.

Mendy (48-6-1, 22 KOs) lost his European title against Denys Berinchyk on the Fury-Chisora undercard in 2022 but bounced back with a controversial split decision win over Bastien Ballesta last time out.

Sam Noakes vs Yvan Mendy Undercard

In co-headline action, the undefeated super lightweight Henry Turner (12-0, 4 KOs) will make a fourth defence of his WBC International Silver title against fellow unbeaten challenger Bradley Townsend (16-0, 2).

Liverpool firebrand Andrew Cain (10-1, 9 KOs), the former WBC International Silver champion at super bantamweight, makes his return from a serious hand injury in eight-round action at bantamweight

Also featuring on the card, explosive cruiserweight Aloys Jr (6-1, 6 KOs) will have his first fight over the eight-round distance and big-punching super welterweight Ben Fail (5-0, 4 KOs) will also fight over six, along with Crayford super welter Jack Oliphant (1-0).

In four-round action is Upminster lightweight Billy Adams (2-0), plus the professional debuts of outstanding amateur stars Joe Cooper from Sandy and Eoghan Lavin from Ballyhaunis in Ireland.

By Darshan Desai