York has a new professional boxer after international title winning amateur George Davey decided to sign with high-profile promoter Frank Warren.

Davey enjoyed a successful career in the amateur game - winning the Hvidovre Box Cup in 2016 and the Eindhoven Box Cup in 2018 while representing England.

Davey's accomplishments have seen him snapped up by Warren who also promotes former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury and featherweight world title-holder Josh Warrington and broadcasts shows on BT Sport.

Davey will fight in the super welterweight division (154lbs) and will train in York with former world title challenger Henry Wharton.

“It is unbelievable for me,” said Davey, 21. “Basically, right from when I was a kid and I started boxing, I have wanted to sign up with Frank. Now my dream has become reality.

“I used to watch all the old fights he promoted and now I have a massive opportunity myself that I am very grateful for. My trainer Henry Wharton got in touch with Frank and spoke highly of me, so Frank said let’s get it on, we had a meeting and here we are now.

“I started boxing in Lanzarote and had a couple of fights there, but knew I would have to move to England to push on so I came to York to train with Henry and he got me 50 amateur fights, so it has gone well.

“I made the sacrifice of moving back after 17 years in Lanzarote from being couple of months old hoping it would pay off and it looks like it is.”

Promoter Warren added on his new signing: “We are always an open door for talented young fighters and George fits right into this category.

“Taking on young fighters from day one and developing them towards major titles is what I love to do and hopefully George will become another success story.”

News of Davey's debut has yet to be revealed.