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Top Rank Announces Media Partnership With Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions

*LAS VEGAS (Sept. 11, 2018*) – Top Rank and Frank Warren’s Queensberry
Promotions are proud to announce an exclusive, landmark multi-year
licensing agreement that will bring the best events from the United Kingdom
and Europe to boxing fans in the United States and Canada on ESPN
platforms.

“We are committed to securing the biggest and best events from around the
world,” said Top Rank President Todd duBoef. “Our long-term objective is to
showcase global talent and to expose the next generation of boxing stars.
Frank Warren is a legend with a keen eye for building talent, and his elite
stable has proven to resonate with North American fans.”

“I am absolutely delighted and honored to announce this landmark multi-year
deal with Top Rank that will see my promotions going forward featured
regularly on the ESPN platforms in the U.S. and Canada,” Warren said. “This
was a very attractive opportunity to us due to the level of exposure our
stable of fighters will benefit from by being showcased by one of, if not,
the biggest broadcaster in sport. Boxers like Terence Crawford and Vasiliy
Lomachenko appear on ESPN, and our boxers will be sharing a broadcast home
with them going forward. The agreement will open doors for them to get
their name known coast to coast in North America and eventually become
stars there.”

The first show under the agreement will be Warren’s stacked card on
Saturday, Oct. 6 at Morningside Arena Leicester in Leicester, England. That
main event will feature WBO No. 2 super lightweight contender Jack “El
Gato” Catterall (22-0, 12 KOs) against fellow top contender Ohara Davies
(18-1, 14 KOs). Two-time Olympic gold medalist Nicola Adams (4-0, 3 KOs)
and young heavyweight knockout artist Daniel Dubois (8-0, 8 KOs) will also
see action on the bill. Dubois will face his toughest test to date against
former world title challenger Kevin Johnson.

Warren, who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in
2008, has been promoting cards for nearly 40 years and has one of the
sport’s deepest rosters. He has helped turn many of the United Kingdom’s
biggest stars into fan favorites across the pond. Ricky Hatton, Nigel Benn,
Joe Calzaghe, Prince Naseem Hamed, and Amir Khan all fought under the
Warren banner.