The upcoming trio of MTK Fight Night events will each take place 24 hours later, as the shows were moved from Tuesday to Wednesday evenings. The new dates for the upcoming behind-closed-doors shows at the LS-Live in Wakefield are August 12th, August 26th and September 2nd, and will be broadcast live in the US on ESPN+ and worldwide on IFL TV. The August 12th show has Jono Carroll (18-1-1, 4 KOs) squaring off with the always-entertaining Maxi Hughes (20-5-2, 4 KOs) at 133 pounds... Belfast's Sean McComb (10-0, 5 KOs) has an intriguing clash against Siar Ozgul (15-4, 3 KOs)... plus there will be a battle between Craig MacIntyre (11-0-1, 4 KOs) and hard-hitting Darren Surtees (12-1, 8 KOs). Undefeated rivals Sahir Iqbal (7-0, 1 KO) and Maredudd Thomas (11-0, 2 KOs) meet ... and Dublin's Pierce O’Leary (4-0, 1 KO) will step up in class against fellow unbeaten Harry Limburn (6-0).
The second event, on August 26th sees unbeaten Lewis Crocker (11-0, 6 KOs) against Louis Greene (12-1, 7 KOs) at welterweight... British and Commonwealth bantamweight king Lee McGregor (8-0, 6 KOs) fights on the bill too, facing a tricky test at 122 pound against Southern Area super-bantamweight champion Ryan Walker (11-1, 2 KOs)... at 140 pounds, Irish champion Gary Cully (10-0, 5 KOs) faces off with Welsh champion Kieran Gething (9-2-2, 2 KOs)... David Oliver Joyce (12-1, 9 KOs) encounters Ionut Baluta (13-2, 2 KOs) at 122 pounds... and James McGivern makes his professional debut against an opponent to be announced.
The third event goes down on Wednesday September 2nd, and is headlined by the highly-anticipated British and Commonwealth junior welterweight title fight between Akeem Ennis Brown (13-0, 1 KO) and Philip Bowes (20-3 3 KOs)... Dan Azeez (11-0, 7 KOs) defends his English light-heavyweight title against Andre Sterling (11-2, 4 KOs), plus there is a cracking showdown at 147 pounds as Darren Tetley (20-1, 9 KOs) fights Liam Taylor (21-1-1, 10 KOs) in a British title eliminator... rounding out the bill is a clash between Padraig McCrory (10-0, 4 KOs) and Mickey Ellison (12-2, 4 KOs)... while Elliot Whale (2-0) also returns in his hardest bout to date against Corey McCulloch (4-0).
MTK Global Chief Strategy Officer Paul Gibson said: “There are a lot of unique challenges to pulling a card together in the current climate but these fifteen matches guarantee some cracking fights. The remit was to make as many quality 50-50s as possible and the fact we’ve been restricted to matching domestically only adds to intrigue of the contests. It’ll be action from first bell to last.”