Hamzah Sheeraz will look to pick up the vacant WBC Silver middleweight title this Saturday when he squares off with the tough Francisco Emanuel Torres at the top of a stacked bill which features multiple title fights at the Copper Box Arena in London.
Sheeraz has worked his way to 15-0, with 11 of those wins coming by knockout. Sheeraz's breakout win came in November 2019 when he stopped Ryan Kelly in six rounds to pick up the WBO European super welterweight title. After three successful defences of the belt, Sheeraz would face his toughest test yet as he would face Bradley Skeete in the fourth defence of the belt. The consensus was that Skeete was ahead in the bout, but Sheeraz managed to drop him in round eight. However, that knockdown would prove controversial due to Sheeraz seemingly catching Skeete with another punch whilst he was down. Sheeraz would finish Skeete in round nine, but many believed he should have been subject to disqualification. Sheeraz would return in March 2022, as he silenced doubters by stepping up to middleweight and stopping Jez Smith in two rounds.
Torres holds a record of 17-3-1 and fought a large portion of his early career in his home country of Argentina, picking up the Argentinian middleweight title with a victory over Jonathan Wilson Sanchez by unanimous decision. Torres fought in the USA for the first time in his 17th bout, where he would pick up a wide unanimous decision victory over Cleotis Pendarvis. Torres would string two victories together after the Pendarvis bout before facing Jose Benavidez Jr. Torres would be the underdog but produced a tremendous performance to hold Benavidez Jr. to a draw in a fight where people believed Torres was the better man in the fight.
Majority draw for #BenavidezTorrespic.twitter.com/TCwX1Q8zKL
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) November 14, 2021
The undercard sees Lennox Clarke return to defend his British and Commonwealth super middleweight titles and add the vacant IBF Intercontinental title to his mantle when he faces Mark Heffron. Clarke will be coming off the back of his upset victory over Willy Hutchinson to win his titles. Heffron will be stepping up to super middleweight following two unsuccessful challenges at the British middleweight title. Heffron does carry power and could cause anyone problems making this an intriguing bout.
Nick Ball returns following his sensational victory at Wembley Stadium over Isaac Lowe. Ball was originally slated to face Nathaniel Collins for the British and Commonwealth featherweight title, but an injury to Collins resulted in the cancellation of that bout. Nathanael Kakololo steps in to face Ball in the first defence of his WBC Silver featherweight title.
Dennis McCann returns to face his toughest test yet when he squares off with former British title challenger James Beech Jr. for the vacant WBC International Silver featherweight title. McCann is being touted as one of Britain's finest prospects and could further validate those claims with a victory over Beech Jr.
One of the latest additions to the Queensberry roster is Pierce O'Leary. O'Leary is a hugely talented prospect who carries power in his fists and will be having his first fight under the Queensberry Promotions banner this Saturday when he faces Robin Zamora over eight rounds. Ryan Garner also returns on this card as he faces Christian Lopez Flores.
Karol Itauma returns and looks to build on his victory at Wembley Stadium last time out as he fights Michal Gazdik this Saturday. Masood Abdulah will look to move to 5-0 when he faces Tinko Banabakov.
Both super lightweight Sonny Liston Ali and featherweight Umar Khan will be looking to extend their records to 4-0 in their weight divisions. Khalid Ali will look to impress too in his third bout, as he locks horns with Des Newton.
Finally, Sean Noakes returns after his impressive debut victory as he now squares off with MJ Hall in his second bout. This huge card takes place at the Copper Box Arena this Saturday and will be live on BT Sport from 7 pm.