Bolton, England will now play host to two fights taking place on March 12th but originally booked for MTK's Dubai series, which is apparently on hold. – Welterweight Lewis Crocker will face Deniz Ilbay, and Gary Cully meets Viktor Kotochigov at lightweight. The pair of fights will now be part of a British MTK Fight Night show next month, taking place at the University of Bolton Stadium, with live broadcast in the US on ESPN+ and worldwide on IFL TV. Crocker (12-0, 7 KOs) is coming off a strong performance, stopping Louis Greene last August. He now goes up against Ilbay (22-2, 10 KOs), who has never been stopped in 24 professional fights.
Cully (11-0, 5 KOs) is back after two wins in 2020, looking to defeat the Kazakhstani Kotochigov (12-1, 5 KOs).
The event will also feature featherweight Isaac Lowe, welterweight Sahir Iqbal and amateur star Jordan Reynolds making his professional debut. Lowe (20-0-3, 6 KOs) fights in the UK for the first time in two years after three straight wins in the USA, while qbal (8-0, 1 KO) gets the chance to fight in his hometown of Bolton.
The card will also see the long-awaited professional debut of Reynolds, who will look to replicate the superb performances he displayed in the amateur ranks.
MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton said: “These two fights are both very intriguing match-ups, and will show us just what Lewis Crocker and Gary Cully are capable of by facing very dangerous opponents. On the undercard we have Isaac Lowe and Sahir Iqbal both returning, and highly-rated Jordan Reynolds makes his debut. We’ll be announcing even more for the card soon and it’s going to be another must-see event. We’re really proud of our current schedule of UK shows, as they’re full of 50-50 fights up and down all of the cards, so we’re delighted to be giving boxing fans the fights they want to see.”