MTK Global show in Brentwood on March 9 – live on iFL TV

Michael McKinson realises he may be forced to call out the welterweight’s divisions big names as he continues his march to world titles.

‘The Problem’ has already raced to a record of 15-0 and defends his WBC International Silver crown against the dangerous Ryan Kelly on the MTK Global show in Brentwood on March 9 – live on iFL TV.

With his previous call-outs of the likes of Conor Benn met with silence, McKinson is happy to continue sending messages both with words and fists.

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McKinson said: “The only way to get these big fights is start using my mouth and start calling these big names out. That’s the only way to get noticed!

“I’ve been stepped up a few times and all that’s happened is that I’ve looked better and better.

“My potential is massive and fighting Sam McNess last time out was supposed to be a big step up. I made it look relatively easy. I don’t believe I lost a round – it was one-sided.

“I’m still young and I’ve a lot of improving to do.I signed with MTK Global at the beginning of the summer knowing how many doors they can open for me and we’re getting there.

“Even at MTK Global, they’ve got lots of welterweights so fights are there to be made and now you’ve got the iFL TV streams which are free to watch. These are exciting times.”


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World-ranked welterweight Michael McKinson has vowed to secure fame and glory ahead of facing Ryan Kelly in Brentwood on March 9.

‘The Problem’ (15-0) makes the second defence of his WBC International Silver title on the MTK Global show – live on iFL TV – against the dangerous Kelly (13-1-KO7) and is determined to put on another stellar performance.

McKinson said: “One of the goals is to become a regular TV fighter and box big names. I want to put myself in the mix to be a household name in the sport.

“I’m improving with each fight and with each day in the gym. My potential is massive so as long as I keep on the right path, I’ll keep getting better and climbing the rankings.

I want all of the big names and I’m confident that it’s only a matter of time until I get them. I’ll fight all of them and I’ll take them all down one by one.

“The Michael McKinson fan club is already growing. I’ve had a lot more attention and people getting behind me, asking me when my next fight is going to be.

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“Hopefully, I’ll get a number of people down to Brentwood to support me when I fight Kelly and we’ll all have a good night.”

Alongside McKinson vs. Kelly on the bill is Mikey Sakyi vs. Idris Hill for the Southern Area title plus the likes of Shaquille Day, DP Carr and many more.


Stephen Ormond is looking to set up a big fight later in the year after he makes his return at the Brentwood Centre on March 9.

Ormond (26-5) competes for the first time since his impressive win over George Ashie in August, and he hopes a victory next month can lead to noteworthy things in 2019.

Ormond said: “I’m very happy to be getting back in the ring. I never stop training but it’s good to get a date and shake off the rust at the start of the year.

“It was a good win for me last time out. The game plan worked well and we’re looking to build on that now. I’m hoping to stay active and get the ball rolling again.

“I’m keen to get back into a title fight soon, but as I haven’t been in the ring since last year it’s good to get this fight first and then target bigger things later in the year.”

The main event of the card in Brentwood sees Michael McKinson defend his WBC International Silver welterweight title against Ryan Kelly.

There is also a Southern Area title fight between Mikey Sakyi and Idris Hill, while there are also a number of talented stars on the undercard, including Shaquille Day, Daniel Egbunike, Gino Kanters, Harley Benn and many more.