Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Sean McComb, Tyrone McKenna and Lewis Crocker confirmed for Dubai boxing bills

Belfast boxers Sean McComb, Tyrone McKenna and Lewis Crocker will return to the ring in Dubai.

It has been announced that the three fighters will appear on separate cards during February and March.

Rising lightweight star McComb will take on Gavin Gwynne for the vacant Commonwealth title on February 6.

That fight was originally scheduled for January 22 in Wakefield but was postponed after the British Boxing Board of Control suspended all activity this month due to rising Covid cases.

Meanwhile, on March 12 super-lightweight McKenna will take on undefeated Zhankosh Turarov, the same date as Crocker defending his WBO European welterweight title against Deniz Ilbay.

The two shows are part of three events being run by D4G Promotions in association with Round 10 Boxing Club and MTK Global.

Lewis Crocker
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The cards will be broadcast live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.

Ahmed Seddiqi of D4G Promotions said: “We’re delighted to be working with Round 10 Boxing Club and MTK Global to bring these three sensational events to Dubai.

“The events are taking place thanks to the superb work from the Dubai Government and the Dubai Sports Council, with their proactive approach to safety measures and protocols making them a shining example of how things should be done on the international stage.

“Their tremendous dedication has seen Dubai become one of the global leaders in this department, and these events will follow all of the essential safety measures to ensure it is as safe as possible.

“Each card will feature some of the very best fighters in the world, along with a number of Dubai’s highly-rated up and coming stars, so we can’t wait to get started.

“I’ve worked in this region for many years to bring boxing here, and now I feel like it is really coming together. I’m looking forward to the future because it is going to be very bright. We want the Middle East to be one of the major powers in boxing. That’s our goal and our plan to help build up grassroots boxing in the region.”

MTK Global CEO Bob Yalen said: “With the cancellation of boxing in the UK in January, the team were forced to re-think the upcoming schedule for 2021, and after speaking with Ahmed Seddiqi of D4G Promotions, we came to a fantastic solution by deciding to move three of our next four shows to Dubai.

“These three shows in Dubai will feature some of the most exciting prospects and future stars on the MTK roster, and we’re excited to kick off 2021 in style.”

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