Heaney set to fight in ‘Night of Champions’ in Birmingham on August 28

Will it be lucky 13 for the popular Staffordshire boxer?

Undefeated Stoke boxer Nathan Heaney will step into the boxing ring for his 13th professional bout on August 28 when he competes in Queensberry Promotions’ ‘Night of Champions’.

The 32-year-old produced a masterclass last time out when he stopped Bulgaria’s Iliyan Markov in the third round at the Telford International Centre in front of 600 of his fans in June.

His opponent for next month has yet to be confirmed. Nevertheless, Heaney will be hoping for a lucky 13th consecutive win in front of the BT Sport cameras.

He is expected to bring a large following again. More than 1,300 of his supporters have registered their interest for his upcoming clash at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham.

Furthermore, Heaney has also been selected to box in for the vacant English Middleweight title.

He will take on unbeaten Coventry boxing talent River Wilson Bent, who is 9-0, for the accolade.

The fight could take him one step closer to achieving his dream of one day becoming a British champion.

A date for the contest has not yet officially been announced.

Promoter Frank Warren is supporting Heaney, an avid Stoke City fan, in his hopes of fighting in an open-air show at the bet365 Stadium next year.


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Heaney listed alongside fellow champions on card

Headlining the ‘Night of Champions’ is Ben Foster and Jason Cunningham.

The pair will fight for the British, Commonwealth and European Super-Bantamweight title.

Meanwhile, Belfast’s Anthony Cacace attempts to defend his English Super-Featherweight crown against Lyon Woodstock.

Also on the card is Liverpool’s Sam Maxwell who will try to steal the British and Commonwealth Super-Lightweight belts from Akeem Ennis-Brown.

Light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde, English Bantamweight champion Liam Davies and debutant Willo Hayden, a training partner of Conor McGregor, are also featured on the list.

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