Heavyweight David Adeleye is back in the ring in just over a week when he takes on the big-hitting Serbian Emir Ahmatovic in London's York Hall on Friday, June 9th at York Hall, live on BT Sport. Adeleye (11-0, 10 KOs), who is closing in on a shot at the British title, takes on the Germany-based Ahmatovic (12-1, 9 KOs) whose sole loss came against now-IBF mandatory challenger Filip Hrgovic in December 2021. Also in title action is lightweight Mark Chamberlain (12-0, 8 KOs), who battles former Italian champion Marvin Demollari (12-4, 2 KOs). A third featured fight has Henry Turner (10-0, 3 KOs) in a domestic junior welterweight war against Tom Farrell (21-6, 5 KOs).
Ahmatovic has been inactive for a year but is coming off a second-round blitz Hueseyin Akdemir in Germany.
Waterlooville southpaw Chamberlain is blazing a trail in the lightweight ranks, with the 24-year-old coming into the fight off the back of a fifth-round defeat of the tough Italian Vairo Lenti in February.
Demollari, 28, became national champion in late 2022 with a decision win over the 13-0 Daniel Spada, before making a successful defence against the 11-1 Francesco Santacroce in May.
Turner, just 22, is on a run of three stoppage wins out of four and was last in action in February with a statement victory over Zeus de Armas at York Hall.
His experienced opponent Farrell, 33, from Liverpool, was also last in action in Bethnal Green, where he dropped a decision against Harlem Eubank, having previously taken part in the Boxxer 140-pound tournament, where he was edged out in the final against Cori Gibbs, having defeated Ben Fields and Kane Gardner to reach the last two.
Also back on a busy York Hall card is the teenage super featherweight Royston Barney-Smith (5-0), who will take on the redoubtable Christian Lopez Flores (14-25-2) over six rounds. The 19-year-old’s last three fights have resulted in first round stoppages.
The eye-catching light heavyweight Ezra Taylor (5-0) from Nottingham goes up against Khalid Graidia (10-10-4), who recently took Karol Itauma the full eight rounds and junior middleweight Carl Fail (8-0, 2) from Northampton takes on Frank Madsen (7-5), with both fights taking place over eight rounds.
In six round action is Carl’s twin brother Ben Fail (2-0, 1), also at junior middleweight, along with exciting Thetford cruiserweight Tommy Fletcher (4-0, 3) and Reading junior middleweight Joshua Frankham (7-0, 2).