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Frankham ready for pro debut in Nottingham

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Frankham ready for pro debut in Nottingham

Charles Frankham, The 19-year-old star amateur is finally set to make his professional debut. That date will be on May 10 in the next installment of the JD NXTGEN series, shown live in the UK on Sky Sports and on the streaming service DAZN in the US at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham.

Frankham enjoyed a glittering amateur career in which he won multiple titles including a World Youth Championship bronze medal, a Commonwealth Youth Games gold medal and a European Championship gold medal, as well as 11 National titles.

Known as ‘Boom Boom’, the Crowthorne boxer has been preparing for his pro debut with trainer Tony Sims at the Matchroom Gym in Essex and is delighted to finally begin life in the paid code at Super-Featherweight next month.

“I’m over the moon to be making my pro debut in Nottingham,” said Frankham. “We had a little bit of a setback but I’ve been training hard in the gym with the rest of the lads and I’m ready to announce myself on the big stage on May 10.

“I’m lucky to be part of a buzzing gym, I’ve been sparring with Joe Cordina and Conor Benn who are both fighting and the big April 20 show at The O2 and they’ve been bringing me on leaps and bounds. I’m ready to get out there now and make my mark.”

A on the fight card from Nottingham is Chatteris talent Jordan Gill (23-0, 7 KOs) makes the first defense of his WBA International Featherweight title against Mexico’s Enrique Tinoco (17-5-4, 12 KOs) and Nottingham’s Leigh Wood (21-1, 11 KOs) makes the first defense of his Commonwealth strap against former Champion Ryan Doyle (17-3-1, 9 KOs).

Unbeaten Wokingham Middleweight Felix Cash (11-0, 7 KOs) returns to make the first defence of his Commonwealth title, Sheffield’s most successful ever amateur boxer Dalton Smith makes his highly-anticipated professional debut at Super-Lightweight, undefeated Ipswich Heavyweight Fabio Wardley (6-0, 5 KOs) continues his march towards a first title, exciting New Jersey Super-Featherweight prospect Raymond Ford (1-0) fights in the UK for the first time as a pro and Denaby Lightweight Terri Harper (6-0, 3 KOs) gets another opportunity on the big stage after winning the WBC International Female Lightweight title in her last match.

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