ESPN+ Streaming action begins at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT – Bantamweight phenom Lee McGregor has captured British and Commonwealth titles. He is now ready to conquer Europe. McGregor, from Edinburgh, Scotland, will challenge European bantamweight champion Karim Guerfi in a 12-round showdown this Friday, March 19 from the University of Bolton Stadium in Bolton, England.
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Super-Bantamweight, 6 Rounds
SHABAZ MASOUD (122lbs 5oz) vs. LOUIS NORMAN (121lbs 14oz)
Super-Featherweight, 4 Rounds
SEAN DUFFY (134lbs) vs. PAUL HOLT (134lbs)
Super-Welterweight, 6 Rounds
ERYK APRESYAN (152lbs 11oz) vs. NATHAN BENDON (153lbs)
Super-Lightweight, 8 Rounds
JAMIE ROBINSON (141lbs 12oz) vs. BILLY ALLINGTON (141lbs 5oz)
Vacant British Lightweight Title, 12 Rounds
MAXI HUGHES (134lbs 1oz) vs. PAUL HYLAND JNR (134lbs 9oz)
European Bantamweight Title, 12 Rounds
KARIM GUERFI (117lbs 6oz) vs. LEE MCGREGOR (118lbs)
Lee McGregor feels he wants it a lot more than Karim Guerfi ahead of their European bantamweight title showdown on Friday’s huge #MTKFightNight.
British and Commonwealth champion McGregor (9-0, 7 KOs) will look to add another belt to his collection when he challenges Guerfi (29-4, 9 KOs) for his European title at the University of Bolton Stadium, live on IFL TV.
The undefeated Edinburgh star is excited to finally have the chance to face Guerfi, and is confident that he will have far too much for the Frenchman.
McGregor said: “There will be doubters, but I believe in myself and my team believes in me and that’s all that matters. I’m very confident I can pull this off. Guerfi may be a lot more experienced than me, but I’m younger, fresher and hungrier than him.
“My professional career has been fast-tracked. I fought for my first title in just my fourth professional fight which doesn’t happen very often with many fighters.
“I could now be British, Commonwealth and European champion after just 10 fights of my career, and that is something which I would be very proud of.
“I feel like I’ve really gelled with Ben Davison since we started working together. He’s been fixing me and helping to make me the finished article, so I’m excited to see how far we can go.”
Elsewhere on Friday’s massive event, Maxi Hughes meets Paul Hyland Jnr for the vacant British lightweight title, Padraig McCrory faces Germaine Brown in a clash of unbeaten super-middleweights, Shabaz Masoud goes up against Louis Norman, Jamie Robinson fights Billy Allington, Eryk Apresyan takes on Nathan Bendon, and Sean Duffy squares off with Paul Holt.
Guerfi-McGregor will headline a card streaming live and exclusively in the United States on ESPN+ starting at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.