Dignum-Sirotkin card will stream live from England at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT
The fights continue Saturday from University of Bolton Stadium in Bolton, England, as undefeated middleweight contender Danny Dignum will make the second defense of his WBO European middleweight belt in a 10-rounder against Russian veteran Andrey Sirotkin.
Andrey Sirotkin plans on gaining revenge for his previous trip to England – as he prepares to face Danny Dignum for the WBO European middleweight title on Saturday’s massive #MTKFightNight.
Sirotkin (19-1, 7 KOs) challenges Dignum (13-0, 7 KOs) for his title at the University of Bolton Stadium this weekend, live on IFL TV.
The last time Sirotkin fought in England, he came up short against former world title challenger John Ryder, but the Russian has vowed that it will be a different story against Dignum.
Sirotkin said: “I am very excited and glad this fight is here. Everything has gone according to plan in training and I have listened to everything my coaches have had to say.
“I don’t know much about Danny Dignum. I watched a couple of my fights, but I will learn in battle. I am coming to get the victory in England.
“He has a high WBO ranking and that is why I have taken this fight. I want to climb the rankings and a win here helps me get closer to a title fight.
“I see this as a chance to get redemption from the last fight I had in England. I need England to remember me for a victory and I will get it on Saturday.”
Danny Dignum has set his sights on reaching the top of the middleweight division – and knows that a win over Andrey Sirotkin will help him achieve that goal when they clash on this weekend’s huge #MTKFightNight.
Dignum is currently ranked #5 in the world by the WBO, and knows that a win over Sirotkin, who is ranked #13 with the WBA, will go a long way to solidifying his status as one of the best up and coming 160lb fighters in the division.
He said: “I’m very excited about this fight. Sirotkin is avoided but I believe in my ability and I want to get the top. By fighting the likes of him, I will get there.
“I’m expecting Sirotkin to try and put the pressure on. He is a very awkward fighter that switches, but I’m prepared for whatever he brings. I’ve got to adapt to what is in front of me on the night, and there is a few things that my team have picked up on.
“A win over Sirotkin puts me on the map and leads me into some big fights. I’ve been out of the ring for over a year and I’m itching to get back in there.
“Training has gone perfect. 2020 was a hard year and I was scheduled to fight in December but I perforated my ear drum and had to cancel, but now I’m back to 100% and I will get the win on Saturday.”
In other streaming action from England: Dan Azeez (12-0, 8 KOs) will defend his English light heavyweight title in a 10-rounder against former British title challenger Ricky Summers (17-2-1, 6 KOs); junior featherweight prospect Jack Bateson (12-0, 3 KOs) will step up against Joe Ham (16-2, 6 KOs) in an eight-rounder; upstart super middleweight Lewis Edmonson (4-0, 1 KO) will battle former Commonwealth king Luke Blackledge (26-9-2, 9 KOs) in a six-rounder; middleweight Paul Ryan will make his professional debut in a four-rounder against Kyle Hughes (2-2); and middleweight prospect Fearghus Quinn (2-0) will fight Jan Ardon (2-6) in a six-rounder.