2016 Olympian, Leed’s Qais Ashfaq (9-1) will make his ring return on July 1 on a GBM Sports show at the Magna Centre in Rotherham. Ashfaq has not fought since 2020 when he beat Ashley Lane over eight rounds on the Joshua-Pulev undercard. Prior to that, he lost his unbeaten record in a massive upset to the now British Super Bantamweight champion Marc Leach.
Also on the card, Stevi Levy (5-1) competes for the first time since her loss to Jorgelina Guanini in April in Barcelona on DAZN. Guanini is significantly more experienced than Levy and Levy always took that fight as a big underdog, but raised her profile massively in defeat and gained eight valuable rounds that could put her in perfect stead for some kind of title at the end of the year.
Qais Ashfaq GBM Sports Undercard
Amir Khan’s cousin and managed fighter Abdul Khan (4-0) is back in action. The Lancashire-based featherweight is just 19 years of age and has already boxed in Dubai and won sixteen rounds on the spin in four contests.
Khan, a former amateur national champion, outpointed Ricky Starkey on the Khan-Brook undercard and has already acquired a major sponsor in Re-Rates to cover all of his boxing career costs. Khan has a big potential, but he must continue to impress and win convincingly.
GBM’s Latest signing, Dave Allen trained/managed Joe Hayden will turn professional on the card. Hayden is the second fighter of Allen’s that he has taken from a novice amateur to a professional with the first being Danny Murrell. Murrell (2-0), who is now trained by Dominic Ingle, also fights on this card.
Cruiserweight Sheldon McDonald (3-0) will have his first fight after the May 14 Boxxer series which he is taking part in. 1-0 Welterweight Joe Jenkins will have his third professional fight should he come through well on May 21 in Leeds. Finally, 3-0 featherweight Fraq Ali completes the card.
By Darshan Desai
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