Commonwealth lightweight champion Derry Mathews has signed a
long-term contract with Queensberry Promotions.
Mathews, who was with Frank Warren's old company Sports Network
between 2003 and 2008, will box for his new promoters for the first
time in his home city of Liverpool on December 7.
The 30-year-old made successfully defended his crown against
former footballer Curtis Woodhouse last month, scoring a fourth
He said: "I'm delighted to sign with Queensberry Promotions in a
deal that will see me end my career with my original promoter Frank
"It was the best deal put forward to me by far, no other
promoter came close to what Frank and his son Francis came up with
and I just couldn't refuse.
"It was about being looked after and I'm really happy with the
deal. I'm back in my home city and headlining on a great show
which will be live on BoxNation and I can't wait."
Francis Warren of Queensberry Promotion said: "We're delighted to
conclude this deal with Derry and look forward to him featuring on
a fantastic show in his home city at the Echo Arena on Saturday 7th
December alongside the other big names of Merseyside
"Derry has proved himself to be one of the most exciting
fighters in Britain, a fact recognised by the British Boxing Board
of Control who recently nominated his rematch against Anthony
Crolla as domestic fight of the year.
"The British lightweight division is talent-packed with great
fights that can be made for Derry and we will also pursue
opportunities for him on the world stage."