David Adeleye and Mark Chamberlain return to BT Sport

IBF European lightweight champion Mark Chamberlain and heavyweight contender David Adeleye are both in main action when Queensberry returns to York Hall on Friday 17 February, exclusively live on BT Sport.

Chamberlain, 24, 11-0 (7 KOs) won his title at Wembley by demolishing Marco Vidal over 10 rounds in July last year, before being forced to withdraw from the defense in November due to a shoulder injury.

The Waterlooville shot will take on Italy’s Vairo Lenti, 10-4-1 (1 KO), a former Italian champion who has won his last three fights and last fought in July.

Adeleye, 10-0 (9 KOs), only fought twice last year due to injury, but managed to add two stoppages to his KO tally by shutting down the threat of Chris Healey and Elvis Garcia.

The heavyweight from Ladbroke Grove faces another undefeated fighter, Ukraine’s Dmytro Bezus, 10-0 (5 KO), who resides in Liga, Latvia.

The 6ft 6″ 33-year-old last fought in October last year, recording a fourth-round stoppage over Lukas Wacker at the Riga Arena.

Stylish super lightweight Henry Turner, who won the WBC International Silver title in Dubai in November, will make the first defense of his belt at York Hall over 10 rounds.

Exciting super-featherweight prospect Royston Barney-Smith will be looking to score a triple knockout in his fifth four-round bout after scoring rapid fire in his last two fights, while Northampton super-welterweight Carl Fail will have his second fight under the Queensberry banner, also through four rounds.

Nottingham welterweight Ezra Taylor will have his second six-rounder after impressively stopping Mohamed Cherif Benchadi last time out in Telford, with Loughton superbant Adan Mohamed also in action.

Batley’s super lightweight Amaar Akbar and Penge’s cruiserweight Aloys Junior will battle it out in the four round event.

“This is a great opportunity for Mark Chamberlain and David Adeleye to enjoy top billing at York Hall,” said promoter Frank Warren.

“I expect both of them to really step up this year and cement their status as two of the leading players in the country and this will be an important night for them after missing out on last year’s games due to injury.

“I believe that it is a realistic goal for both Mark and David to go in the hunt for British titles in the near future and I am confident that they will be successful in this.

“Henry Turner won his WBC belt on Middle Eastern soil so I’m looking forward to him stepping it up in his 10th fight as a pro and it won’t be long before Carl Fail finds himself in the title mix.

“Royston Barney-Smith is now showing us his true elite quality in the ring and this young man will be a force for years to come. I can’t wait to see him in action again.

“I’m also looking forward to checking in on the progress of Ezra Taylor, Amaar Akbar, Adan Mohamed and Aloys Jr., who are all showing promising signs and are quickly becoming ones to watch.”

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