Two big new MTK Fight Nights announced

MTK Global announced details of the next two action-packed #MTKFightNights taking place later this year.

Following a triumphant run of three superb shows throughout the summer, #MTKFightNight will return to Production Park Studios in Wakefield for two massive events, live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.


October 18

On Sunday 18 October, a fantastic clash of unbeaten fighters will take place, as world-ranked Michael McKinson (18-0, 2 KOs) goes up against the dangerous Martin Harkin (13-0, 5 KOs) in a welterweight contest.

In the co-main event, recent world title challenger Jay Harris (17-1, 9 KOs) looks to build on the fantastic showing he produced against Julio Cesar Martinez, when he defends his Commonwealth flyweight title in a brilliant match-up against Marcel Braithwaite (9-2).

Former IBF bantamweight world champion Paul Butler (31-2, 15 KOs) also makes his long-awaited return against Ryan Walker (11-2, 2 KOs), while undefeated Shaw boxer Jack Rafferty (12-0, 7 KOs) has his first bout under the MTK Global banner.

Rounding up the bill in October are the highly-anticipated professional debuts of two amateur sensations, as Jordan Reynolds and Paul McCullagh both enter the paid ranks, with opponents to be announced for those two respective fights.


November 11

Another star-studded card will then take place on Wednesday 11 November, and is headlined by an incredible showdown, as British and Commonwealth bantamweight king Lee McGregor (9-0, 7 KOs) challenges Karim Guerfi (29-4, 9 KOs) for his European bantamweight title.

Highly-rated Kazakhstan superstar Tursynbay Kulakhmet (1-0, 1 KO) will fight in the UK for the first time at the event, following a terrific performance in his debut last month.

The show will also see fellow Kazakh sensation Sultan Zaurbek (9-0, 7 KOs) square off with Jeff Ofori (10-3-1, 3 KOs), and Sahir Iqbal (8-0, 1 KO) go up against Jamie Robinson (10-4-1, 3 KOs).

Rising stars Inder Bassi (2-0) and Jack Martin (3-0) will collide with each other, plus highly-rated Hassan Azim makes his professional debut.

MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton said: "I'm really excited for these two shows. Both cards are full of 50-50 fights.

"In October we have a double-header main event, with Michael McKinson fighting Michael Harkin and Jay Harris taking on Marcel Braithwaite. Those are two great fights and then there is a brilliant undercard too.

"In November we then have Karim Guerfi against Lee McGregor for the EBU bantamweight title. It's a massive fight for both boxers, and there is a stacked undercard on that show as well.

"We have Tursynbay Kulakhmet making his UK debut, and we're looking to secure a proper fight for him as he wants to make a statement.

"It's two really good shows, so we're looking forward to being back and continuing our tradition of 50-50 fights all the way through the cards."