World-ranked Michael McKinson doubts his domestic rivals are keen to try and disrupt his march to world level.
The Portsmouth welterweight (17-0, 2 KOs) has already breezed to WBC International Silver and WBO European crowns and now takes on Argentina’s undefeated Latino champion Luis Alberto Veron (17-0-2, 8 KOs).
As he prepares to advertise his skills once again at the top of an #MTKFightNight at York Hall on November 9 – live on ESPN+ in the US in association with Top Rank and on iFL TV worldwide, McKinson is delighted after a much improved camp this time around.
McKinson said: “I’d love to clean out all the domestic guys but I feel I’m surpassing most of them by taking on these dangerous international fighters.
“I have all the British fighters ‘shook.’ They’re all staying very quiet on the subject of me and clearly don’t want to fight me…
“The sparring for this camp has been unbelievable. For my last fight, I only had 25 rounds of sparring for the whole camp but this time, I started over in Bilbao sparring Kerman Lejarraga and a group of classy Ukrainians.
“I’m also off to Philadelphia to prepare with some high-quality fighters so when I step in that York Hall ring on November 9, you’re going to see the best version of Michael McKinson.”
McKinson added the WBO European strap to his collection with a points victory over high-class Russian Evgeny Pavko in Brentwood last time out.
Joining ‘The Problem’ on another huge bill for London is Chantelle Cameron, who tackles Anahi Ester Sanchez in a WBC world super-lightweight title final eliminator plus Danny Dignum vs. Conrad Cummings for the WBO European middleweight crown and much, much more.