Reece Bellotti, Isaac Chamberlain, Craig 'Spider' Richards star in NXTGEN series
Last Updated: 23/02/17 12:33pm
Reece Bellotti will headline as Matchroom Boxing launch their NXTGEN series at York Hall.
Unbeaten prospect Bellotti (8-0) will face 40-fight veteran Dai Davies in a British featherweight title eliminator on Friday March 17 in a new scheme to showcase future prospects.
Also on the card, Craig 'Spider' Richards challenges Southern Area super-middleweight champion Alan Higgins while Isaac Chamberlain returns to the London venue where he overcame a dislocated shoulder to beat Wadi Camacho in his last fight.
NXTGEN shows will allow our young fighters to box deep and headline their own shows as they progress to major titles.
"As our stable increases so does the demand for boxing content and the NXTGEN shows will allow our young fighters to box deep and headline their own shows as they progress to major titles," said promoter Eddie Hearn.
"Our first date at York Hall will create an electric atmosphere as a two-time ABA champion [Bellotti] looks to go 9-0 as a pro and set up a shot at the British featherweight title. Our unbeaten rising super-middleweight star Craig Richards battles for his first title in an all-London clash with Southern Area champion Alan Higgins (12-0).
"Unbeaten prospects Isaac Chamberlain, Felix Cash and Danny Dignum also star while Ben Hall looks to bounce back from defeat against Carson Jones against Wembley's Ryan Toms. It's going to be a packed night of boxing and I'm excited for the new format."