BRITISH LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION Sam Noakes will challenge France’s Yvan Mendy for the vacant European title at York Hall atop a Queensberry Promotions show on Saturday, April 20, live on TNT Sports.

Last time out in February, Noakes (13-0, 13 KOs), from Maidstone,  added the British and WBO International titles to the WBC International Silver and Commonwealth honors already in his name with a brutal four-round destruction of the previously unbeaten Lewis Sylvester.

Mendy (48-6-1, 22 KOs) lost his European title against Denys Berinchyk on the Fury-Chisora undercard in 2022 but bounced back with a controversial split decision win over Bastien Ballesta last time out.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Sam Noakes vs Yvan Mendy.

When is Sam Noakes vs Yvan Mendy?

Date: Saturday, April 20.

Time: At 10:00 PM BST

The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at York Hall, Bethnal Green, United Kingdom, which is 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America

What has been said?

Sam Noakes steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Yvan Mendy will make his way to the ring with a record of 48 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 22 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Noakes has a massive power advantage over Mendy, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Mendy's 46%.

Sam Noakes is the youngest man by 12 years, at 26 years old.

Mendy has a height advantage of 1 inch over Noakes.

Both Sam Noakes & Yvan Mendy fight out of an orthodox stance.

Noakes is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 42 less fights, and made his debut in 2019, 13 years and 6 months later than Mendy, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He has fought 347 less professional rounds, 45 to Mendy's 392.

Sam Noakes goes into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBO at lightweight.



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