Former British champion Hosea Burton, signed to MTK, is set to send the light-heavyweight scene another clear message at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse on Friday night.
After a ruthless sub-30 second victory just four weeks ago, ‘The Hammer’ takes on cruiserweight Arturs Kulikauskis on the MTK Global card – live on iFL TV.
Burton said: “I’m happy to be out again straight away. The last fight wasn’t much of a fight – it only lasted 29 seconds – so I’ll be happy to get some rounds in.
“I would like to go on a roll of early stoppages in one way but I’m afraid to say this opponent I’m fighting next is a cruiserweight who’s quite hard to stop.
“He’s as awkward as you like and a southpaw too. He does a lot of running away so he’ll be hard to stop but who knows?
“The fight with Liam Conroy could happen one day so it’s good he’s on the bill. Liam is looking for the British title and I’ll be one of the first in line for that so who knows? It could happen.
“My perfect 2019 would be to win the British title back, then win the Commonwealth, beat Frank Buglioni up and get the decision if it goes to the judges, then fight for a world title. Those are my goals.”