Josh Frankham, a 20-year-old junior middleweight and cousin of Tyson Fury, has signed a contract to turn pro with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions.
“I am over the moon and just looking forward to making my debut and getting back in there,” said Frankham. “Frank just said to me to train hard, live well and he will look after me. With him looking after me I can do the business and try and go to the top. It is like winning the lottery.”
Fury endorsed his younger cousin ahead of Warren meeting with the young fighter, and was also out in Las Vegas for Fury’s February win over Deontay Wilder.
“That meant a lot and I owe him everything,” Frankham said of Fury’s endorsement to the veteran promoter. “He sent Frank a little text to look after me.”
Frankham is also a cousin of former British 175-pound champ “Gypsy” Johnny Frankham, who went 28-11-1 (5 KO) in a career that spanned 1970-76.
“Josh is another quality young prospect to add to our incredible pool of talent,” Warren said. “As his name suggests, he comes from great fighting stock and he has been working hard for a long time down in Southampton in readiness to join the professional ranks.
“It is true that I received a text from Tyson on the morning of my meeting with Josh, so he certainly has friends in high places and I am sure the heavyweight champion of the world will be on hand to support his journey.”