Adeleye vs Ahmatovic – BT Sport – June 9 – 2pm ET
BIG DAVID ADELEYE is back in the ring in just over a week in a first defence of his WBO European heavyweight title when he takes on the big-hitting Serbian Emir Ahmatovic on Friday, 9 June at York Hall, live on BT Sport.
Also in title action is undefeated lightweight Mark Chamberlain (12-0, 8 KOs), who makes a second defence of his IBF European title against the champion of Italy Marvin Demollari (12-4, 2).
The WBC International Silver super lightweight champion, Henry Turner (10-0, 3), is all set for a domestic war against Tom Farrell (21-6, 5) in what will be a second defence of his belt.
ADELEYE VS. AHMATOVIC START TIME
- Date: Friday, June 9
- Time: 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 10 p.m. BST / 5 p.m. ET
- The fight will take place at York Hall in London.
- BT Sport will broadcast the fight in the UK, while a U.S. broadcaster has not been announced
- The event is set to get underway at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 10 p.m. BST / 5 p.m. ET. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
Unbeaten heavy Adeleye (11-0, 10), who is closing in on a shot at the British title, takes on the Germany-based Ahmatovic (12-1, 9) with a sole reverse coming against forthcoming IBF mandatory challenger Filip Hrgovic in December 2021.
In his last fight, the man known as ‘Atomic’ seized the WBC Mediterranean title with a second round blitz of the then 11-1 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 destructive 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.
The skilful Showman 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 super lightweight 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 brilliant teenage super featherweight Royston Barney-Smith (5-0, 3), who will take on the redoubtable Christian Lopez Flores over six rounds. The 19-year-old’s last three fights have resulted in first round stoppages.
The eye-catching light heavyweight star of the future Ezra Taylor (5-0, 4) from Nottingham goes up against Khalid Graidia, who recently took Karol Itauma the full eight rounds and rising super welterweight Carl Fail (8-0, 2) from Northampton takes on Frank Madsen, with both fights taking place over eight rounds.
In six round action is Carl’s twin brother Ben Fail (2-0, 1), also at super welterweight, along with exciting Thetford cruiserweight Tommy Fletcher (4-0, 3) and Reading super welterweight Joshua Frankham (7-0, 2).
ADELEYE VS. AHMATOVIC FIGHT CARD
- The WBO European Heavyweight Championship 10 x 3 Minute Rounds
David Adeleye 235lbs
Emir Ahmatovic 254lbs
The IBF European Lightweight Championship 10 x 3 Minute Rounds
Mark Chamberlain 134lbs 2oz
Marvin Demollari 134lbs 9oz
The WBC International Silver Super-Lightweight Championship 10 x 3 Minute Rounds
Henry Turner 139.8lbs
Tom Farrell 140lbs
8 x 3 Minute Rounds International Light-Heavyweight Contest
Ezra Taylor 176lbs 3oz
Khalid Graidia 176lbs
8 x 3 Minute Rounds International Super-Welterweight Contest
Carl Fail 157lbs 3oz
Frank Masden 155lbs 3oz
6 x 3 Minute Rounds International Super-Featherweight Contest
Royston Barney-Smith 133lbs 7oz
Christian Lopez Flores 133lbs 6oz
6 x 3 Minute Rounds International Cruiserweight Contest
Tommy Fletcher 200lbs
Pawel Strykowski 202lbs 2oz
6 x 3 Minute Rounds International Super-Welterweight Contest
Ben Fail 157lbs 3oz
Bartosz Glowacki 154lbs 4oz