British weltewrweight Michael McKinson (19-0) insists the three-week postponement will be no problem for him when he takes on Chris Kongo (12-0) on the undercard of the Alexander Povetkin-Dillian Whyte rematch next month. The event was originally set to take place on March 6th, but will now take place in Gibraltar on March 27th, live on Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN. It means that McKinson’s clash with Kongo, and JJ Metcalf’s battle with Ted Cheeseman for the vacant British 154-pound title have both been delayed, but McKinson is using the extra time to his advantage.
He told IFL TV: “The extra three weeks is a bonus for me. People were already saying that I only had six weeks for the biggest fight of my life, but I’ve had 26 years to be ready for this. I’ve been in boxing my whole life, and I’ve been sacrificing my whole life since I was young. The date change doesn’t matter, it’s the same vision, and it will be the same result. I’m excited, and I hope the world is ready for Michael McKinson. I’ve been getting good sparring and my weight is very good. I’ve got a great team around me to help me with everything. This is the best domestic fight in the welterweight division for some time, and the winner of this fight deserves a big fight.”