YORK HALL BRACED FOR FIGHT TOWN: PREVIEW
The main attraction, Jack ‘The Pilgrim’ McGann (6-0-1) campaigns in the super-welterweight division and is currently in the form of his career- winning his last two bouts by stoppage. Even after being put down in his previous fight, McGann fought back heroically to stop his opponent two rounds later. He will be facing Italian Nicola ‘Il Drago’ Cristofori (14-3-2) who has previously fought Maxim Prodan at International level, falling just short. McGann faces his highest calibre of opponent to date and a strong test for the 29-year-old will reveal where he is at in his career.
Just before the main event, spectators can be expected to be warmed up by a crossroad clash between another pair of super-welterweights, Jordan Dujon (6-1-0) and Ryan Maycock (5-1-0). Both men head into their first 8 rounder against each other exploring fresh territory in the ring, but Dujon has been the more active fighter of the pair.
Welterweight Nathan ‘Mr Excitement’ Mizon (5-0-0) returns to York Hall where he was successful last time out cruising to a points victory. He takes on 85 fight veteran Chris Adaway over 6 rounds as the 21-year-old continues to learn his craft in the pro ranks.
Packing on the pounds up to the light-heavyweight division, an intriguing bout on paper catches my eye as Oluwatosin Kejawa (5-0-0) faces Ibragim Tsurov (9-4-0) over 6 rounds. Tsurov must be extremely vigilant on the night, as Kejewa has finished four of his five opponents within the distance. The young Nigerian has demonstrated brutal power early on in his career and you may just see another devastating performance as he looks to extend his unbeaten record.
Also featuring on the undercard is two unbeaten fighters putting their records on the line, middleweights James Heneghan (6-0-0) and Egidijus Zukas (2-0-0). This will be Heneghan's first fight this year and with only two fights to his opponent's name, it could be unknown what to expect from the Latvian.
Fynlie ‘Juddy Boy’ Judd (3-0-0) is back in action not long after his previous outing and will meet Ukrainian Mykhailo Sovtus (4-10-0) over 4 rounds. It is still early days for Judd and his opponent appears to be a durable test.
A featherweight debutant by the name of Ciaran ‘Fearless’ Flanagan faces fellow brit Luke Fash in his first contest, the road warrior journeyman will certainly teach Fearless Flanagan some valuable ring craft.
Cruiserweight Viktoras Razma (3-3-0) started in the deep end in his career- facing two unbeaten fighters in his first two fights, which did not go his way. But, after showing potential beating an undefeated fighter himself, he is well on the way to rebuilding successfully, winning his last three in a row. He will fight Lithuanian Dimitrij Kalionovskij.
Light-heavyweight Ernie Rutherford (1-0-0) KO’d his opponent on a perfect debut. In his second 4 rounder he takes on the tough Harry ‘The Pocklington Rocket’ Matthews, who knows his way around the ring.
The second and final debutant on the bill is Gabriel Hunter-Stubbs, he will start out his career in the welterweight division.