Jack Ewbank returns to action at York Hall on Friday, live on iFL TV

Welterweight prospect Jack Ewbank is excited to display the new skills he’s learned in the gym when he returns to the ring on Friday.

Ewbank (1-0) takes part in his second professional contest when he faces Dylan Draper on an MTK Global show at York Hall, and he’s looking forward to showing his talents ahead of a busy year.

He said: “I’m naturally a counter puncher, but we’ve been working on coming forward more and we’ll see that against Dylan Draper on Friday.

“He’s a back-foot fighter from what I’ve seen and it looks like he’ll sit back defensively and will be slippery with his movement.

We’ve worked on getting him into the corner and making it look clinical. He likes to throw his shots from the ropes, so we’ll be looking at getting those shots away and moving forward.

“This is my first fight in 2019, and I’m hoping to have five fights this year to build towards a big 2020 where we can chase some things down.

“We’ll see how the year pans out and take each fight as it comes, but I’m looking forward to every single one.”

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Jack Ewbank is hoping to overcome some demons when he returns to York Hall next week for his second professional fight.

Ewbank (1-0) takes on Dylan Draper at the iconic boxing venue on February 22, returning to the location where he lost in a National Final as an amateur. With that in mind, he’s hoping to right the wrongs from that occasion.

Ewbank said: “Last time I fought there I lost in a National Final, so it’s payback time. It’s been a dream of mine to go back there and undo what happened, so I’m ready to go and get the win.

“I’m buzzing to get out there and do the business. I’ve had a bit of a lay off since my last fight in September, and training has been going really well.

“I’ve had some good sparring which has brought be on loads. The build up has felt a lot more natural than my debut, as we’re into a routine now. We know what we’re doing and know how to peak right.

“I felt comfortable in my debut and stuck to my boxing and kept well on top of things. Everyone was over the moon who came and watched, and hopefully I’ll bring a big crowd again.”

The event at York Hall is live on iFL TV, and features a WBO European welterweight title fight between Paddy Gallagher and Freddy Kiwitt in the main event.

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MTK Global will stage its first fight night of 2019 at the home of British boxing, London’s York Hall, on February 22.

After a trio of hugely successful 2018 shows at the east London venue, MTK Global presents another card of potential classics featuring some of the hottest talent from the UK and abroad.

MTK Global President Bob Yalen said: “We are extremely excited to be kicking off what will be a huge 2019 for MTK Global with an event at one of the most recognised and historic boxing venues in the world.

“So many great fights and great nights have been staged at York Hall and we’re confident we’ll deliver another fantastic event for the fans.

“On this show, there’ll be some elite prospects – both domestic and international – plus step-up fights for some of our fastest-rising stars as well as title fights topping the card.

“It’s a great way to begin a busy run of fight nights and to provide fans with what they have come to expect and what we at MTK Global expect to deliver.”

Emerging local talents such as Dan Azeez, Liam Wells, Siar Ozgul, Jack Ewbank, Daniel Egbunike and Josh Adewale, blue-chip Kazakh prospects Sultan Zaurbek and Azhbenov Nurtas and well-established middleweight Danny Dignum (9-0) are all set to feature on the night.

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