Former unified lightweight world champion Nate “The Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell (36-10-1, 26 KO’s) of Jacksonville, Florida will be crossing the Atlantic to take on undefeated Manchester prospect Terry “Turbo” Flannigan (19-0, 5 KO’s) in a 10-round lightweight bout on the undercard of the Amir Khan vs. Julio Diaz bill at Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England on April 27. “It’s a great honor to be fighting in England,” said the 41-year-old Campbell. “I’m in great shape and looking forward to returning to the lightweight division and this fight will serve notice as to how serious I am.”
Flannigan stated “I’m looking forward to showcasing my talents against a former world champion in Nate Campbell. This is the type of fight I have been waiting for and I’m ready to move up to the next level and prove that I belong there. It’s going to be tough, but come the end of the fight, I have no doubt it will be my hand that is raised.”
Also, as previously reported on Fightnews.com, it was officially announced today that Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (27-0, 27 KOs) will take on 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Audley ‘A-Force’ Harrison (31-6, 23 KO’s) in the co-featured fight.
British fight fans will also be able to enjoy a simmering local rivalry with a Lancashire-Yorkshire battle set as former British Champion Gary “Five Star” Sykes (23-3, 5 KO’s) puts his English super-featherweight crown on the line against Jon “2 Smokes” Kays (16-2-1, 4 KO’s) in a 10-round clash.
Also appearing on the show will be 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Anthony Ogogo of Lowestoft making his professional debut against Kieron Gray (5-13-1, 1 KO) of Telford in a six round middleweight fight and the younger brother of Amir Khan, Haroon Khan making his professional debut against an opponent to be determined in a four-round bantamweight fight. Plus, Manchester’s Adrian Gonzales (6-1) facing Marc Callaghan (19-32-1, 4 KO’s) of Barking in a six-round welterweight battle, Jack Catterral (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Chorley taking on Marc McKray (4-18-1, 3 KO’s) of Manchester in a four-round welterweight fight, Tomasz Mazurkiewicz (5-8-2, 1 KO) of Warsaw, Poland up against Doncaster’s Adam Jones (2-3) in a four-round junior middleweight fight and Carl Spencer (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Doncaster featured in a four round heavyweight bout.