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James Branch To Make Debut, April 14 At O2 Arena

By Elliot Foster

James Branch will make his professional debut next month.

The former Repton ABC star, 22, inked professional terms with Frank Warren in February and has now revealed the date in which he will fight under the lights as a prizefighter for the first time.

Branch, who represented Team GB on several occasions, winning seven national titles, will make his bow in the paid ranks on April 14 at London’s O2 Arena, exclusively live on BT Sport and BoxNation, as part of the undercard to Billy Joe Saunders’ WBO middleweight title defence against Martin Murray and Terry Flanagan’s clash against Maurice Hooker for the vacant WBO title at super-lightweight.

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“I’m over the moon to be joining up with Frank and the team at BT Sport and BoxNation,” said Branch, who will be trained by Martin Bowers at the Peacock Gym, when the news about his pro deal was confirmed. “There was nothing left for me to achieve in the amateurs, I’d reached pinnacle and now I’m fully focused on making my professional debut.”

Darryll Williams, who announced his retirement from the sport last November, is set to return on the bill.

Williams will defend his English belt against Lennox Clarke and will box alongside a whole host of Frank Warren-promoted prospects in the shape of Harvey Horn, Daniel Dubois, Anthony Yarde and Ryan Garner.

Jack Flatley will be back in action on the card and is expected to challenge Lee Mullender for the IBF European title at middleweight.

The bill is also set to feature Ohara Davies, while Johnny Garton, Sanjeev Singh Sahota and Jake Pettitt, whose brother Lewis Pettitt will take on Raza Hamza on the card.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BigZ44 on 03-12-2018

What weight does this guy fight at?

Comment by AbsoluteTony on 03-12-2018

Can’t wait for his debut!

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