By Elliot Foster
Gary Sweeney and Tyrone McKenna have been handed their next fight dates.
The MGM-managed duo, who are 1-0 (1 KO) and 9-0-1 (3 KOs) respectively, will return to the ring in just over five weeks.
Both fighters have been confirmed as additions to a Queensberry Promotions card in Wales, which will be screened exclusively live on BoxNation.
Sweeney, who made his long-awaited debut in May, and McKenna, whose fight last time out was scored a draw after a head clash in the opening stanza, will box at Cardiff’s Ice Arena on July 16, as part of the supporting cast to Liam Williams’ British and Commonwealth super-welterweight title defence against Gary Corcoran.
“Both boxers fought in May but we are delighted to get them out so soon again as they have had a little bit of inactivity,” said the management team at the Puerto Banus-based organisation.
“It will be Gary Sweeney’s second pro fight in quick succession but he has been training well under the watchful eye of his brother Michael.”
Sweeney notched his first stoppage in the pro game in his bow in Bolton last month, ending the challenge of Mario Lakatos inside a round, and is eager to make an impression as he progresses.
He said: “[I’m] very excited to be out so soon after my last fight and have faith in my team who believe in me [enough to get me] on a Frank Warren bill.
“I believe I can spice up the cruiserweight division and look forward to titles in 2017.”
McKenna, meanwhile, echoes the sentiments of Sweeney and is “delighted to fight on a Frank Warren show.”
“It’s great to be on big shows like these,” he said, “[and] since signing with MGM I've really stepped up training and seen myself grow as a pro.”
Their appearances on the bill are part of a stellar undercard, which has yet to have a big fight added to it and already includes Bradley Skeete, the British and Commonwealth welterweight champion, in a defence of his WBO European crown and Tommy Langford defending his WBO Inter-Continental middleweight belt.
Elsewhere on the bill, Southampton’s red-hot Joe Pigford looks to extend his unbeaten run to 11 fights, while there is action for Welshmen Craig Evans, Zack Davies, Alex Hughes and Jay Harris, who all look to impress in front of their home crowd, and Mason Jones makes his professional debut.