Undefeated Michael McKinson has a chance to enter world title contention when he collides with WBO No. 6 Luis Alberto Veron.

‘The Problem’ (17-0, 2 KOs) meets Argentina’s Veron (17-0-2, 8 KOs) on the #MTKFightNight at York Hall on November 9 – live on ESPN+ in the United States in association with Top Rank.

Having already won WBC World Youth, WBC International Silver and WBO European titles, McKinson is ready to stake his claim among the world’s welterweight elite.

McKinson said: “I’ve boxed at the Brentwood Centre the last two times but before that, I beat Sam McNess at York Hall and the atmosphere was unbelievable. I thrive off that.

“Since my last win, my support has grown again so I imagine there’ll be an even bigger following coming to London. I’m getting a lot of recognition at home in Portsmouth so I hope they travel in their numbers to come and support me.

“Veron is unbeaten and ranked sixth in the world. He’s the WBO Latino champion and he’s a challenge I welcome. I believe he’ll come and try and take my head off but I’ll be better prepared than I was last time.

“I’m within touching distance of greatness. I’m on the verge of some big, big things and I’m doing the city of Portsmouth. Soon, I’ll be doing my country proud.

“I’m more focused than ever because I know it wasn’t a great performance last time out and I know how close I am. If I beat Veron, I can forget about all the domestic guys who are avoiding me and head to world level.”

McKinson is joined on another stellar bill at the home of British boxing by WBC mandatory challenger Chantelle Cameron, former world title challenger Liam Walsh and former Team GB star Danny Dignum.

Also on the card, Daniel Egbunike clashes with Billy Allington for the Souther Area super-lightweight crown and middleweights Josh Adewale and Michael Elliott collide in an MTK Global derby.

Undefeated German light heavyweight Leon Bunn (14-0, 8 KOs) will defend his IBF International title on November 2 at the CGM Arena in Koblenz.

Team Sauerland and Bunn return to the CGM Arena for the second time this year following a successful show on February 16 that saw the 27-year-old Frankfurt-native claim a unanimous points win over Viktor Polyakov (13-6-1, 6 KOs).

Bunn is back in action following a career best ninth-round TKO victory over Leon Harth (18-4, 12 KOs) on May 4 in his hometown at the Fraport Arena, where he claimed his first professional honour by winning the IBF International belt.

“I am pleased to be able to box again in Koblenz,” said Bunn. “I hope my fans get behind me and support me. I’m going full throttle in my preparation to ensure I give everyone a great performance and an exciting evening of boxing.”

Also on the bill is 17-year-old sensation Sophie Alisch (4-0, 1 KO), who began life in the pro ranks at the CGM Arena on February 16 scoring an explosive first-round knockout win over Sopo Kintsurashvili. The Berlin-boxer will be looking for victory number five as she continues her promising career in Koblenz.

The show, named ‘Fighting For Future’, is a special evening that will see Team Sauerland partner with AWR Abbruch GmbH and Holefeld Promotion and the ticket revenue and money raised from the evening will be donated to three charities: Laughing Hearts, a charity that provides support and opportunities to children affected by poverty, Parents' Initiative for Children with Cancer Koblenz, who provide support to the parents of children suffering from cancer in Koblenz and Education Unlimited, an education charity who encourage diversity and training across Europe.

"We have great memories of our last fight night in Koblenz and we look forward to returning in November,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland. "We are delighted to support these three important causes and thank AWR Abbruch GmbH and Holefeld for their ideas and commitment on the ground. Leon and Sophie will do their part to make ensure the evening is a sporting success as well!”

MAIDSTONE LIGHTWEIGHT SAM Noakes is to turn professional under the promotional banner of Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions and will make his debut at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday September 27.

The charismatic Noakes had 53 fights in the amateur code of the sport, winning 47 with 26 of the victories coming via stoppage. During this period Noakes won the Senior ABAs, Tri-Nations gold, two NABC title and gold in the Haringey Box Cup.

Now trained by Alan Smith at the iBox Gym in Bromley, Noakes insists he will look to maintain his reputation from the amateurs of rarely taking a backward step.

"I go flat out and it's got to be done," he explained. "I move a little and there is a bit of skill there, I suppose. It isn't just head down and fluking wins. It works for me," added the 22-year-old who will now launch his paid career under a Hall of Fame promoter at London's premier boxing venue.

"I got the offer from Big Frank, took it up, and here I am!

"When I spoke with Francis (manager, Warren) he said he wanted Al Smith to train me and when we met we got on really well and haven't looked back since. The connection with Francis came about when he contacted my amateur trainer and invited me to the Stevenage show before I went to the office to sign up."

Promoter Frank Warren added on his new recruit: "Sam is going to be an exciting addition to the professional scene and I am sure boxing fans will enjoy seeing his career progress because there won't be a dull moment when he is in the ring.

"He is in one the best places possible to learn his trade with Alan and I am looking forward to getting him started on our tremendous show at the Royal Albert Hall headlined by Daniel Dubois fighting for the Commonwealth title and Nicola Adams defending her world title."