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Lewis Crocker vs Deniz Ilbay fight details - time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule, venue, betting odds, predictions, ring walks and live stream info

Published On Monday, February 22, 2021By British Boxing News

All the details you need to watch the Lewis Crocker vs Deniz Ilbay title fight

'The Croc' faces German champion

BBN have provided viewers with all the details needed to tune in and watch the championship clash between NI's Lewis Crocker (12-0, 7KOs) and German Deniz Ilbay (22-2, 10KOs) on the 71st day of the year.

 

Date

The bout takes place on Friday, March 12.

 

Venue

It takes place behind closed doors at the Bolton Whites Hotel in Bolton, Lancashire, on an MTK Global show.

 

Rounds scheduled

12 three-minute championship rounds at welterweight (147lbs).

 

Titles

Crocker's WBO European welterweight belt that he won against Louis Greene in his last fight is on the line here.

 

Ringwalks

The ring walks for the main event are expected from 10pm UK time, but that will depend on the undercard results.

 

TV Coverage

Coverage for Crocker-Ilbay starts live on iFL TV from 6pm GMT, and on ESPN+ at 7pm GMT / 2pm EST / 11am PT.

 

Live Stream

You can watch online via the iFL TV YouTube channel HERE

BBN are providing LIVE updates on the night HERE

 

Price

Free to view for YouTube and ESPN+ subscribers.

 

Undercard Highlights

There's another WBO European title clash on the same night as unbeaten Irishman Gary Cully (11-0, 5KOs) meets Kazakh Viktor Kotochigov (12-1, 5KOs) for the vacant lightweight version.

 

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Quotes

MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton: "These two title fights are both very intriguing match-ups, and will show us just what Lewis Crocker and Gary Cully are capable of by facing very dangerous opponents.

"On the undercard we have Isaac Lowe and Sahir Iqbal both returning, and highly-rated Jordan Reynolds makes his debut. We'll be announcing even more for the card soon and it's going to be another must-see event.

"We're really proud of our current schedule of UK shows, as they're full of 50-50 fights up and down all of the cards, so we're delighted to be giving boxing fans the fights they want to see."

 

Predictions

Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: "Lewis Crocker is in the driving seat here. Deniz Ilbay is a national champion, but Crocker is above that level, albeit less experienced, but he should have the greater skillset to win here."

 

Background

Lewis Crocker overcame former Southern Area titlist Louis Greene (12-2, 7KOs) in his last battle. He has stepped up in level of competition in his previous two bouts and passed boths tests with flying colours.

Deniz Ilbay has won a plethora of titles during his approaching 10-year career, but if you list them all, you wouldn;t recognise any of them. He is the reigning German welterweight champion, which is the strongest indication of the level the 26-year-old is at.

 

Betting Odds Supplied by Star Sports

2/11 Lewis Crocker
17/4 Deniz Ilbay
20/1 Draw

 

Running Order

Main Event:
Lewis Crocker vs Deniz Ilbay
10x3 WBO European welterweight title

Co-Main Event:
Gary Cully vs Viktor Kotochigov
10x3 WBO European lightweight title

Sahir Iqbal vs TBA
8x3 Welterweight contest

Jordan Reynolds vs TBA
4x3 Super-lightweight contest

Isaac Lowe vs TBA
8x3 Featherweight contest

 

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