Undefeated Michael McKinson has a chance to enter world title contention when he collides with WBO No. 6 Luis Alberto Veron.
‘The Problem’ (17-0, 2 KOs) meets Argentina’s Veron (17-0-2, 8 KOs) on the #MTKFightNight at York Hall on November 9 – live on ESPN+ in the United States in association with Top Rank and on iFL TV worldwide.
Having already won WBC World Youth, WBC International Silver and WBO European titles, McKinson is ready to stake his claim among the world’s welterweight elite.
McKinson said: “I’ve boxed at the Brentwood Centre the last two times but before that, I beat Sam McNess at York Hall and the atmosphere was unbelievable. I thrive off that.
“Since my last win, my support has grown again so I imagine there’ll be an even bigger following coming to London. I’m getting a lot of recognition at home in Portsmouth so I hope they travel in their numbers to come and support me.
“Veron is unbeaten and ranked sixth in the world. He’s the WBO Latino champion and he’s a challenge I welcome. I believe he’ll come and try and take my head off but I’ll be better prepared than I was last time.
“I’m within touching distance of greatness. I’m on the verge of some big, big things and I’m doing the city of Portsmouth. Soon, I’ll be doing my country proud.
“I’m more focused than ever because I know it wasn’t a great performance last time out and I know how close I am. If I beat Veron, I can forget about all the domestic guys who are avoiding me and head to world level.”
McKinson is joined on another stellar bill at the home of British boxing by WBC mandatory challenger Chantelle Cameron, former world title challenger Liam Walsh and former Team GB star Danny Dignum.
Also on the card, Daniel Egbunike clashes with Billy Allington for the Souther Area super-lightweight crown and middleweights Josh Adewale and Michael Elliott collide in an MTK Global derby.
Walsh books title collision with Hughes
World title challenger Liam Walsh has a chance to regain the WBO European lightweight title when he faces Maxi Hughes at York Hall on November 9.
‘Destiny’ (22-1, 15 KOs) takes on Hughes (19-4-2, 4 KOs) on the #MTKFightNight in London – live on ESPN+ in the U.S in association with Top Rank and on iFL worldwide.
Walsh said: “I’m buzzing to be coming back and fighting for a title. My deepest thanks to MTK Global, who have invested in me and are doing everything they said they were going to do for me.
“They believe in me and Ryan and we’re over the moon. I’m half-kicking myself I didn’t join them five or six years ago. They told me I’d be fighting for titles in no time and here we are!
“Maxi Hughes is an opponent I’ve kept an eye on for a long time. Me and my brothers were at York Hall a few years ago when he fought Martin J Ward. We always keep an eye on people around our weight.
“He also fought Scott Cardle and I know quite a lot about him. He’s a good, honest fighter and I’m looking forward to facing him.
“I’ve won this WBO European title before. I beat an Italian called Domenica Urbano on the undercard of David Haye vs. Derek Chisora at Upton Park for it. It turned out well because I won it that night and defended it against Scott Harrison.
“Winning this fight will get me a top 15 ranking, which is very important.”
Already confirmed for the card is world-ranked welterweight Michael McKinson taking another step up against WBO world no. 6 Luis Alberto Veron, while WBC world lightweight title mandatory challenger Chantelle Cameron takes another step towards a showdown with Katie Taylor.
Further fights and fighters will be confirmed in due course.
MTK Fight Night heads back to York Hall in London on November 9
MTK Global Boxing will once again head back to the iconic York Hall in London on November 9 for another huge #MTKFightNight, live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and also live on iFL TV.
The event will feature some of the UK’s most promising names, including WBO European champion Michael McKinson, WBC Silver champion Chantelle Cameron, former British and Commonwealth champion Liam Walsh and unbeaten Danny Dignum.
Undefeated Daniel Egbunike faces Billy Allington for the vacant Southern Area super-lightweight title, plus there is another battle of two unbeaten stars as Josh Adewale takes on Michael Elliott. Rising talents Alex Bellingham, and Jack Martin are in action too.
Promoter Lee Eaton said: “We’re delighted to be returning to York Hall with another fantastic card in November. We always love heading back to the iconic venue and it’s going to be a brilliant event.
“It’s great to have Michael McKinson in action again following his extremely impressive win over Evgeny Pavko in July. Michael is one of the most avoided fighters at welterweight and we’re expecting another elite display.
“Chantelle Cameron also returns ahead of what is set to be a very important year in her career. The showdown with Katie Taylor is one we’d all love to see, and Chantelle will make sure to produce a performance that gets everybody talking.
“Liam Walsh continues his climb back towards world level, and Danny Dignum will look to extend his unbeaten record when he takes the next step in his career too.
“Daniel Egbunike is fighting Billy Allington for the Southern Area title, plus Josh Adewale takes on Michael Elliott, and either of those incredible bouts could be the fight of the night. The likes of Alex Bellingham and Jack Martin make it a superb bill from top to bottom.”