Sam Noakes vs Yvan Mendy Preview and Undercard

Sam Noakes vs Yvan Mendy headlines Queensberry Promotions card from York Hall for the European title. Noakes enters the bout with 100% knockout ratio and faces Mendy who has never been stopped. There is also a battle between two undefeated Brits and the return of Andrew Cain on the undercard.

Sam Noakes vs Yvan Mendy

Sam Noakes (13-0) boasts a 100% knockout streak and enters the bout having successfully stopped Lewis Sylvester back in February inside 4 rounds. Noakes currently holds British and Commonwealth gold alongside minor WBC and WBO championships. He bids for his fifth championship when he faces the more experienced Mendy.

Yvan Mendy (48-6-1) has two previous defeats in the UK to Luke Campbell and Denys Berinchyk in the UK, but did defeat Luke Campbell back in 2015 before losing the rematch. The French boxer picked up a Split Decision against Bastien Ballesta to capture the IBF International Super Lightweight title.

Sam Noakes vs Yvan Mendy will be contested over 12 rounds.

Rest of the Card

There are two other standout bouts on the undercard. Henry Turner vs Bradley Townsend will see two undefeated fighters face-off for Turner’s WBC International Silver Super Lightweight title. Turner (12-0) holds the championship and is coming off a Unanimous Decision victory over Billy Allington in November. Oxford-born Bradley Townsend (16-0) is coming off the back of two stoppage victories, including one in March this year.

Bradley Townsend withdrew with an injury. Maykol Mendoza (16-4) was selected as a replacement opponent.

Henry Turner vs Maykol Mendoza will be contested over 10 rounds.

Andrew Cain (10-1) returns for the first time since losing to Ionut Baluta via Split Decision. Cain was the favourite against Baluta having scored two first rounds KO’s in his previous contest, but came up short against the Roman bogeyman. Cain will compete against game journeyman opposition Darwing Martinez (8-19-2), who usually comes to fight rather than rollover.

Andrew Cain vs Darwing Martinez will be held over 8 rounds.


The show is being held on Saturday 20 April 2024.

⏰Start Time⏰

The card begins live on TNT Sports in the UK from 7:45 p.m.

Main event ringwalks are expected before 11:00 p.m UK time.

In the US, the action begins at 2:45 p.m/ET, with the main event expected around 6:00 p.m ET.


The Queensberry card is being held at York Hall, Bethnal Green in England.

📺How to Watch📺

Noakes vs Mendy will air live on TNT Sports in the UK.


Sam Noakes vs Yvan Mendy
(Vacant) EBU European Lightweight championship
Henry Turner vs Maykol Mendoza
(Turner) WBC International Silver Super Lightweight title
Andrew Cain vs Darwing Martinez
Aloys Youmbi vs Pablo Oscar Farias
Jack Oliphant vs Remi Scholar
Billy Adams vs Mark Butler
Sam King vs Artjom Spatar
Eohan Lavin (debut) vs Vasif Mamedov


Henry Turner vs Bradley Townsend. Bradley Townsend withdrew with an injury.

Joe Cooper (debut) vs TBA

Steven Cairns vs Jonatas Oliveira

Although never officially announced, Solomon Dacres said he expected to face David Adeleye in April at a London show. As Queensberry only have one London April show, it seems like he anticipated defending his English title vs Adeleye at York Hall. You can read more here

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