Jay Harris vs Marcel Braithwaite - two fights cancelled due to positive COVID-19 tests

Jay Harris vs Marcel Braithwaite - two fights cancelled due to positive COVID-19 tests

Published On Saturday, October 17, 2020By Tim Rickson

Two fights on Sunday's #MTKFightNight show scrapped

Following the COVID-19 testing, there were positive tests for Tom Hill and Lewie Edmondson, meaning this weekend's fights between Tom Hill and Jack Rafferty and Lewie Edmondson and Andy Bishop have unfortunately had to be called off.

All other fighters and their teams tested negative. Sunday's #MTKFightNight show proceeds with four fights, including Michael McKinson vs. Martin Harkin, Jay Harris vs. Marcel Braithwaite, Paul Butler vs. Ryan Walker, and Paul McCullagh vs. Ben Thomas.

The event on Sunday takes place at Production Park Studios in Wakefield, live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and worldwide on IFL TV.

Welshman Jay Harris (17-1, 9KOs) returns to domestic level after his valiant WBC World flyweight title attempt against hard-hitting Mexican Julio Cesar Martinez (16-1, 12KOs) in February this year in Texas to defend his Commonwealth strap for a second time to the newest challenger, reigning English super-flyweight champion, Marcel Braithwaite (9-2).

Mikey ‘The Problem’ McKinson (18-0, 2KOs) tackles Scottish and Celtic welterweight Martin Harkin (13-0, 5KOs) in the co-main event.

Former IBF World bantamweight champion Paul Butler (31-2, 15KOs) will also be back in action as he has his sixth fight back since world title defeat to Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-1, 12KOs) in 2018 against Londoner Ryan Walker (11-2, 2KOs).

Jay Harris vs Marcel Braithwaite fight preview

Betting Odds Supplied by Star Sports

1/9 Jay Harris
6/1 Marcel Braithwaite
28/1 Draw

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