December 12, 2016
December 12, 2016
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FRANK WARREN is set to make some exciting signings and announcements in the coming weeks as his landmark broadcast deal with BT Sport has already begun to bear fruit.

The veteran promoter secured a deal which will see 20 live British shows aired per year, with a further 40 shows (30 international) shown on BoxNation.

Boxing News understands that unbeaten featherweight contender Josh Warrington has signed with Warren’s Queensbury Promotions after his contract with Matchroom Boxing recently expired.

It is also believed burgeoning super-bantamweight Kid Galahad is set to be unveiled as another addition to Warren’s stable.

Warren has previously made it clear that he is not in the business of pinching fighters under contract with another promoter, however he is keen to bring in boxers who are not so tied down, such as Warrington and Galahad.

The news comes shortly after Warren confirmed he had signed British super-lightweight champion Tyrone Nurse.

“We’d been talking with him for a while and I’m highly delighted, there are some good fights to be made including him against Jack Catterall,” Warren told Boxing News.

“We’ll be announcing all our dates in the next couple of weeks, we’ve got quite big things we’re looking at doing.”

There had recently been rumours that IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook was to make a shock move from Matchroom to Queensbury, however Warren denied any talks and claimed the only contact made was to try and make a fight with his charge Liam Smith. Warren says he had no response to that offer, nor to an offer he made for Luke Campbell to challenge WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan.

More signings are set to be announced in the next few weeks while Warren continues to work on adding to his Queensbury stable.

He is also attempting to secure big fights to air on BT Sport, with unbeaten heavyweight Hughie Fury firmly in the mix for a world title shot. He is mandatory challenger for Joseph Parker, who beat Andy Ruiz for the WBO world title at the weekend. Parker has 90 days from the date of his win over Ruiz to fight Fury.

Warren is also hoping to lure WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder to the UK in February, potentially for a fight against Hughie.

“The last year, we lost two big fights that we wanted. [Chris] Eubank [Jnr] sodded around with the fight against Billy Joe Saunders and also the Tyson Fury fight with Wladimir Klitschko didn’t happen. Next year will be a much, much better year for us,” Warren said.