Daniel Egbunike can become a champion in only his sixth professional fight on November 9.
‘Danny Darko’ (5-0, 3 KOs) impressed in winning the Southern Area super-lightweight final eliminator against Martin McDonagh in June and now takes on the undefeated Billy Allington (8-0-2) for the title on the #MTKFightNight at York Hall on November 9 – live on iFL TV worldwide.
As he eyes a breakout 2020, Egbunike is focused on laying his hands on the first of many belts.
The Londoner said: “It’s my first title fight and that’s given me a massive extra spark. I had a lay-off last year but I came back and told everyone I’d finish the year with a belt. Now the chance is here, it’s down to me to get the job done.
“I’ve got all the confidence in the world I’ll win on the night. I know Billy. We’ve actually sparred this year so I know what I’m getting into. I hope the best Billy comes on the night because the best Danny Darko will be there.
“I’m a come-forward fighter and so is Billy. Hopefully we can meet in the middle and steal the show with a great fight.
“In 2020, I simply want to win more belts. I’m not overlooking Billy or this title in any way but I’m confident in the training and graft I’ve put in. Next year, it’s all about bigger names and more and more titles.”
Egbunike vs. Allington takes place on a busy bill featuring several huge names, with the main card broadcast on ESPN+ in the US in association with Top Rank.
World-ranked welterweight Michael McKinson is in action against the unbeaten Latino champion Luis Alberto Veron, Chantelle Cameron and Anahi Ester Sanchez collide in a WBC super-lightweight final eliminator, Egbunike’s gym-mate Danny Dignum takes on Conrad Cummings for the WBO European middleweight title and much more.