Nathan Heaney has signed a promotional agreement with Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions.

The undefeated IBO Continental champion campaigns at super-middleweight and was last in action in March.

Heaney (10-0) outpointed Christian Schembri, a Maltese fighter, over 10 rounds at the Kings Hall in his home city of Stoke-on-Trent to win the second title of his professional career.

And after that win, and having featured on a Frank Warren-promoted show in Birmingham last November when he stopped Nelson Altamirano in the fifth of six scheduled rounds, ‘The Hitman’ has now been signed by the London-born Hall of Fame promoter

“This really has been a dream come true and something I never thought would happen, even though I always did my best as an amateur and professional to try and make it so,” said a delighted Heaney, who turned pro back in November 2017 and has three quick finishes on his ledger to date. “Growing up, in my late teens and early 20s, my Dad would always say to his mates 'one day he will be signed with Warren', but I doubt they ever believed him.

“You know what? I didn't believe him either as I always underachieved in the championships. But my Dad was right and I hold this promotional company close to my heart.”

Heaney, before inking the deal with Warren, had been backed by Black Country Boxing Promotions and had risen to fame in recent months by the social media release of his ring entrances in front of his passionate Stoke fans bellowing out the Tom Jones 1968 hit ‘Delilah’.

“I've always said I want to bring the biggest boxing nights to our city and now I have a chance,” he said, “and I honestly can't wait to see us Stokies absolutely taking over the arenas and BT Sport!”

Details of the first assignment for Heaney under the Warren and Queensberry Promotions banner will be revealed in due course –– but with British boxing currently out of action due to the COVID-19 crisis, that could be a while away.