Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren today announced a major multi-fight agreement for the Copper Box Arena with venue operator GLL. The deal will guarantee that world class boxing will be at the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park sports offering and comes less than one month before the North of the Park re-opens to the general public for the first time since the 2012 Games. The 7,000 seat Copper Box Arena was known as the “box that rocks” during the London Olympics. Headlining the first event on September 21st will be a British middleweight title showdown between the unbeaten champion Billy Joe Saunders and the undefeated challenger John Ryder. Further title fights and full undercard will be announced shortly.
Commenting on the announcement, Frank Warren said: “This is a superb setting for boxing. The Copper Box is what all the investment in the Olympics was about – legacy and giving London a fantastic arena. I’m looking forward to bringing the big fights to this venue.”