Kieran Gething and Mikey Sakyi have both been handed the chance of a lifetime in next week’s #GoldenContract super-lightweight quarter-finals.
After the withdrawals of Zhankosh Turarov and Anthony Yigit, Welsh champion Gething and Southern Area king Sakyi will enter Tuesday’s draw ahead of Friday’s match-ups at York Hall; live on Sky Sports in the UK in association with Matchroom Boxing and on ESPN+ in the US in association with Top Rank.
Gething said: “I’ve been like a kid at Christmas while the news has been waiting to be confirmed so now I know I’m a part of it, I just can’t wait.
“I always felt like I may get in the main tournament, as strange as that is as I was essentially a third reserve. I asked the question as soon as it was announced and it’s what I’ve wanted from the start.
“I’ve been training for two to three different styles anyway, so I feel I’m well prepared to box whoever now. It’s what I’ve dreamed of to be honest and it comes almost exactly three years after my first fight as a professional.”
Sakyi said: “I’ve been preparing for this date regardless so my mind and body are at peace and ready to go.
“It’s safe to say that winning the Golden Contract would be life-changing – not just for me but for those around me.
“There are some top fighters in it and some good prospects but I’m focused on doing what I do best and that’ll get me through. There’s no such and nerves – it’s the same feeling as excitement!”
Tune in for Tuesday’s all-important draw across MTK Global and Sky Sports social channels.