MTK Fight Night Crocker vs. Ilbay LIVE results

Double WBO European title fights on show

Friday's #MTKFightNight event, televised live on ESPN+ and IFL TV, features two WBO European title fights, as Lewis Crocker defends his welterweight strap against Deniz Ilbay, and the vacant lightweight belt is being contested Gary Cully and Viktor Kotochigov.

Don't miss a single second of action with the LIVE results reported right here from 7pm:

 

ESPN+ & IFL TV BROADCAST STARTS 7:00PM GMT / 2:00PM EST / 11:0AM PT

 

FIGHT #1

JORDAN REYNOLDS vs. ROBBIE CHAPMAN
Middleweight, 6 rounds

As expected, Reynolds looks so comfortable and confident against a Southern Area title contender. He is doing everything right.

Hands down, good footwork, decent shot selection, busy enough, 'The Wanderer' from Luton is having fun in there. He is getting tagged here and there but it's not concernig and he is looking like an exoerienced professional in his debut ight.

Reynolds is throwing jabs, one-twos, hooks and uppercuts and enjoying his moment. His movement, sided to side, is decent, never staying still for a single second.

Reynolds has his hands down so low, they can't get any lower, but it shows his confidence and assurance in there.

The Team GB fighter won all six rouds with ease, seemingly in second gear.

 

FIGHT #2

MACE RUEGG vs. LEVI DUNN
Super-Featherweight, 6 rounds

3-0 Mace Reugg from Bournemouth is working off the bacfoot landing some terrific shots, thoroughly enjoying himself.

He looked a bit risky at times but his confidence was evident to see.

Adorning an Irish leprechuan hat at the calling of the decision, which he took 40-36.

 

FIGHT #3

CARL FAIL vs. JORDAN DUJON
Super-Welterweight, 6 rounds

Dujon is aggressive and looking to continue his unbeaten run. Fail is very assured, set on his feet, looking like an experienced pro in his debut fight.

The southpaw has a lot to deal with but is looking very composed and confident.

The amateur star didn't have it all his own way but won his pro bow 58-56.

 

FIGHT #4

ISAAC LOWE vs. ED HARRISON
Super-Featherweight, 6 rounds

Tyson Fury teammate, Isaac Lowe was very aggressive, looking for the stoppage in the opening rounds against Thai fighter Ed Harrison.

Despite receiving a cut on his left eye, the Morecombe fighter won on points 60-55.

 

FIGHT #5

GARY CULLY vs. VIKTOR KOTOCHIGOV
Vacant WBO European lightweight title, 10 rounds

Cully got the job done early with an emphatic second round stoppage. It was a tradmark, rangy one-two that caught the Kasakh cold. Cully's backhand has such power and he floored Kotochigov so heabily, he simply couldn't find his feet again, despite the bravest of efforts to do so.

Cully said straight after the win, "I expected it to go like that. Viktor is durable and a good fighter but I have worked hard in the last year and grown into the professional game. You can ask anybody on my team, I said that it would go early.

"It shows how much work in the gym I have put in and it is paying off. I won the Irish title last year and now I have the WBO European title. The potential is definitely there to go on and win world honours."

 

FIGHT #6

LEWIS CROCKER vs. DENIZ ILBAY
WBO European welterweight title, 10 rounds

Lewis Crocker had his opponent down in the third round after a punishing body shot and clipping right to the head had him take a knee, but had to overcome a sticky fourth before stretching clear.

It was a cracking contest but it was the champion Crocker who showed maturity and class, picking his shots and easeing to his 13th professional win.

In the end the three judges scored the contest 99-90, 97-92, 97-93 in the Belfast man's favour.

Post-fight Crocker said: "He has the hardest head I've ever hit in my life! That was a great 10 rounds and a great learning experience for me. It gives me confidence for my next fights and that's a quality opponent on my record.

"I'm now 13-0 and still only 24, so I'm getting better each fight. I showed heart, grit and maturity in there against a quality fighter and he brought the very best out of me."

 

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