By Elliot Foster (@FreelanceFoz)
Miles Shinkwin will turn out at York Hall next month.
The 26-year-old, who retained the Southern Area light heavyweight title in March with a stoppage of Richard Horton, will top the bill, live on BoxNation (Sky channel 437/HD 490, Virgin channel 546 and TalkTalk channel 525).
“I’m closing in on the British title fast and another good showing at York Hall will put me a step closer,” said Shinkwin, who’ll face an opponent to be named on June 12 at the spiritual home of British boxing.
“I had a great training camp in Monaco with my trainer Jason Rowland before the Horton fight and you saw what I did to him, there is so much more to come from me and as the quality of opponents step up, so will my performances.
“There are some good names above me in the domestic division, but I’m confident I can work my way through some of them within the next year and get to the British title.”
Shinkwin will fight over 10 rounds on the Andy Ayling-promoted bill and will be supported by former which will feature an full supporting undercard.
Former Commonwealth cruiserweight champion Tony Conquest will return over eight rounds on the card, while there is action for undefeated light heavyweight Anthony Yarde –– who’ll fight for the second time in the paid ranks –– and Boy Jones Jr.
The enigmatic flyweight prospect Prince Patel will debut under Frank Warren in his second pro outing, while there are debuts for 21-year-old Leicester super featherweight Leon Woodstock and former Team GB ace Sam McNess, who’ll campaign at welterweight.
Tickets, priced at £40 and £60, are available from Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.co.uk.by