YORK boxing prospect Mitchell Barton will make his professional debut on the undercard to a major televised bill later this month.

Barton will appear on the undercard to the clash of two unbeaten heavyweights, Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce, who will compete for the European, British and Commonwealth titles in London on Saturday, November 28. The card will be broadcast live by BT Sport.

The 22-year-old penned a promotional deal with Hall of Famer Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions late last year, but had had to wait patiently in the gym for his opportunity to make his bow in the paid ranks.

The heavyweight had been due to compete on the same bill as fellow York boxer George Davey in Glasgow in May, but the coronavirus pandemic postponed that contest.

Barton is one of several professional fighters who careers are being guided by trainer and manager Henry Wharton.

The York boxing legend was in the corner when Barton won the Elite Senior National Championships, becoming the first heavyweight boxer from a York gym to win such an honour.

Earlier in his amateur career, Barton enjoyed further success when representing Scotland, for whom he qualified for.

He was part of the Scotland squads in three European Championships, one Commonwealth Games and one AIBA World Championships, across his time as both a youth and a senior.

He is a two-time Scottish national champion, as both a youth and a senior, as well as having won the Great Britain youth championships and Three Nations.

Barton’s opponent for the November 28 bout has yet to be revealed.