Commonwealth bantamweight champion Lee McGregor plans on proving a point to Scott Allan when they meet on Saturday’s massive #MTKFightNight event at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.
McGregor (6-0, 5 KOs) puts his belt on the line against countryman Allan (9-3-1) live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and also live on IFL TV.
The Edinburgh hero is excited to be headlining a huge bill, and wants to make Allan pay for previously claiming McGregor would avoid the Scottish bantamweights.
McGregor said: “It’s very pleasing and it’s a dream come true of mine to headline my own show live on ESPN+ in America. I’m hoping to put in a big performance and show the wider audience how far I can go.
“I have a point to prove and a statement to make as Scott Allan was actually quoted that I’d avoid all of the Scottish bantamweights, so I’m glad he’s the first one in my way. After this I’ll then be moving onto the next one and I’m ready to fight anyone put in front of me.
“I’m expecting a hard fight against a tough strong man in Allan, who will be coming to win which will bring the best out in me.
“I’m fully focused on this fight of course but the fight everyone wants to see is me against Kash Farooq for the Commonwealth and British titles. We both have defences then the fight most definitely has to happen after that.”
Ivan Montero faces Kieran Smith in Glasgow on Saturday
Ivan Montero has fired a warning at opponent Kieran Smith ahead of their battle on Saturday’s huge #MTKFightNight event at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.
Montero (21-3, 9 KOs) will be looking to cause the upset when he faces unbeaten Smith (14-0, 7 KOs) for his WBC International Silver super-welterweight title, live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and also live on iFL TV.
The Mexican star has previously shared the ring with two former world title challengers, and he’s heading to Glasgow with the intention of ripping the title away from Smith.
Montero said: “I have prepared myself very well for this great opportunity that will allow me to recover my career and achieve something big in the sport. I’m not coming to Glasgow to see what happens but to make it happen and I will win this fight.
“I know the UK has a great level of boxing and great fighters, I don’t know the arena but I’m excited to see it and take part in such a big stage.
“He is a good fighter, with good technique and we will adapt to give everyone a very good fight. His southpaw stance is what could be complicated but we worked hard for it and I’m well prepared.
“Without a doubt this fight will be a big step to put my name into the world rankings and expect bigger fights to come.
“I hope the crowd is pleased with my performance. The UK is a boxing country and I’m sure they can recognise and respect a good performance when they see it.
“I’ve heard only great things about MTK Global and I’m very excited that they have given me this opportunity to fight at one of their events.”Ivan Montero faces Kieran Smith in Glasgow on Saturday
Jack Turner in action this Saturday on ESPN+
Rising star Jack Turner has vowed to be 10 times better than he was in his professional debut when he returns to the ring on #MTKFightNight’s huge event at the Emirates Arena on Saturday.
Turner (1-0) is part of the massive card from Glasgow, live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and also live on iFL TV. It comes just three months after his debut at the same venue in March, and he’s excited to show how much he’s already learned since then.
Turner said: “I’m extremely excited to be back in action at the Emirates Arena again just three months after my debut. I want to be as active as possible and I didn’t have a lot of time out of the gym after my fight.
“I was right back in there after a few days as I had itchy knuckles. That’s the best way to be as consistency is key. I’m looking to keep pushing forward and keep myself in tip top shape.
“I know my capabilities and know what I can do. I can put on a show and I want to display this this weekend. I had lot on my mind in my debut after 14 months out of the ring, but this camp has been strictly focused on the fight.
“I’ve not had any other worries outside of the ring and I’m feeling 10 times better. For my debut I was a bit anxious to impress and was going into unknown water and territory, so now that that’s out the way I’ll be a lot calmer.
“I’ve got a better understanding for the professional game now and I know what I’m going to do, so I’ll be producing a great performance on Saturday.”
Turner is part of a massive #MTKFightNight event in Glasgow, with the main event seeing Lee McGregor put his Commonwealth bantamweight title on the line against Scottish rival Scott Allan.
The card also features Kieran Smith defending his WBC International title against Ivan Montero, Lewis Benson taking on Renald Garrido, recent world title challenger Muhammad Waseem facing John Chuwa, plus many more.
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