Who Will Be In Action When MTK Fight Night Returns?
Following the announcement that MTK Fight Night may return in July, MTK Global has finally announced upcoming shows for the return of the series in August. Taking place on August 11, August 25, and September 1, the LS-Live in Wakefield, England will host the series.
Streaming live on ESPN+, no fans will be allowed to attend events. The first event (8/11) will be headlined by Jono Carroll v. Maxi Hughes. August 25 will be Lewis Crocker v. Louis Greene for the vacant WBO European Welterweight Title. Finally, Akeem Ennis Brown and Philip Bowes will fight for the British and Commonwealth Super-Lightweight Titles.
“It feels good to finally be able to announce the return of MTK Fight Nights with these three exciting shows,” 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.”
Including the main and co-main events, here are the full cards/competitors for the fight nights:
- Main Event – Jono Carroll v. Maxi Hughes
Carroll (18-1-1) is on a two-fight win streak and is 2-1-1 in his last four fights. The 28-year-old is a former IBF European Junior-Lightweight Champion and challenged Tevin Farmer in March 2019 for the IBF Junior-Lightweight Title. His last fight was a TKO-win against Scott Quigg in March.
Hughes (20-5-2) is coming off of a win against Kris Pilkington back in February. The 30-year-old is 2-2 in his last four fights.
- Sean McComb (10-0) v. Siar Ozgul (15-4)
- Craig MacIntyre (11-0-1 v. Darren Surtees (12-1)
- Sahir Iqbal (7-0) v. Maredudd Thomas (11-0) for the WBC Youth Welterweight Title
- Pierce O’Leary (4-0) v. Harry Limburn (6-0)
“Sean McComb and Siar Ozgul always bring excitement, so having them face each other is certain to lead to fireworks, and then we have two outstanding 50-50 fights as Craig MacIntyre faces Darren Surtees, and Sahir Iqbal goes up against Maredudd Thomas,” MTK Global Vice-President Jamie Conlan stated.
- Main Event – Lewis Crocker v. Louis Greene
Crocker (11-0) made his professional debut in 2017. The 23-year-old fought three times in 2019 and has six wins via knockout. His last bout was a win over John Thain Back in February.
Greene (12-1) is a former European Title challenger. He is currently on a three-fight win streak following a loss to Larry Ekundayo for the title in 2018. The 27-year-old’s last bout was a win over Berman Sanchez in November.
- Lee McGregor (8-0 v. Ryan Walker (11-1)
- Gary Cully (10-0) v. Kieran Gething (9-2-2)
- Blane Hyland (3-0)
- James McGivern (debut)
- Main Event – Akeem Ennis Brown v. Philip Bowes
Ennis-Brown (13-0) made his professional debut in 2015. The 24-year-old won local titles in his last three fights, including the WBC Youth Super-Lightweight Title and the IBF European Super-Lightweight Title. He beat Bilal Rehman in his last fight back in March 2019.
Bowes (20-3) is on a five-fight win streak. He beat Benson Nyilawila for the Commonwealth Super-Lightweight Title and last defended the title against Tom Farrell back in March 2019.
- Dan Azeez (11-0) v. Andre Sterling (11-2) for the English Light-Heavyweight Title
- Darren Tetley (20-1) v. Liam Taylor (21-1-1)
- Padraig McCrory (10-0) v. Mickey Ellison (12-2)
- Elliot Whale (2-0) v. Corey McCulloch (4-0)