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Nathan 'Hitman' Heaney confirms next fight

Published On Thursday, January 14, 2021By Tim Rickson
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Nathan Heaney will appear on the second BT Sport show of the year

Stoke City's favourite Nathan Heaney (10-0, 3KOs) confirmed on social media that he will be next fighting on Frank Warren's second show of the year.

It was announced on January 12 that Carl Frampton (28-2, 16KOs) would take on the WBO world super featherweight champion Jamel Herring (22-2, 10KOs) in the first Queensberry Promotions event of 2021 on February 27 in London, live on BT Sport.

The following day, unbeaten IBO Continental super-middleweight champion Nathan Heaney revealed details of his next fight on social media.

The 'Hitman' announced on Twitter: "I've had confirmation from @frankwarren_tv that I'm scheduled for the second @btsport  show of 2021.  I've been grafting non stop since my last fight waiting for a date, and now I'm close to having an official one. Got a top opponent as well so should be a belter."

He added exclusively to BBN: "Absolutely buzzing to be back in the ring and it's nice to have something to really focus on! Also looking forward to having my first fight as a Frank Warren fighters and hopefully providing some good entertainment."

The hugely popular Stoke middleweight signed a promotional agreement with Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions back in April 2020, but has yet to debut under the new promotional banner.

However, Heaney has fought on a Queensberry show already when he delivered an impressive performance - back in November 2019 at Arena Birmingham where he overcame Nelson Altamirano (10-33-3) via a fifth round stoppage.

His most recent encounter, shortly before the first lockdown in March 2020, saw him defeat Malta's Christian Schembri (17-7) to claim the vacant IBO Continental super middleweight title on his home patch on a BCB Promotions show at Kings Hall in Stoke.

In June 2019, the now 31-year-old won the vacant Midlands Area belt on points after edging Tom Stokes (11-2) over 10 rounds.

Heaney's public profile has been notably increased in recent months by the social media release of his ring entrances in front of his passionate Stoke City fans bellowing out the Tom Jones 1968 hit 'Delilah'.

The ring walk and raucous atmosphere has captured the imagination and Heaney hopes his exploits result in major TV shows finding their way to his home town now he is under the promotional navigation of Frank Warren.

Three of his last four fights have gone the full 10-round distance, so the popular middleweight is more than ready for bigger 12-round championship contests.

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