Bantamweight phenom Lee McGregor has won British and Federal titles. He is now ready to conquer Europe. Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, McGregor will challenge European bantamweight champion Karimgelfi on Friday, March 19, in a 12-round showdown from the University of Bolton Stadium in Bolton, England.
Guerfi-McGregor creates headlines for cards that livestream on ESPN + from 3:00 pm EST and 12:00 pm PST.
Originally from Manosque, France, Guerfi (29-4, 9 KO) is a three-time European bantamweight champion who challenged the provisional flyweight world title in 2012. He hasn’t fought since he knocked out his compatriot Georges Ory in November 2019. 9 rounds. Gerphy won all three knockouts in the last three European bantamweight title matches. McGregor (9-0, 7 KO) won the federal bantamweight crown in his fifth professional match in October 2018 and knocked out Thomas Esomba in 2012.th Round. He unified the British and federal crowns in November 2019 and made a very thin split decision over Kash Farouk. McGregor returned from a long career furlough last August and stopped Ryan Walker in five rounds.
Streak Maxi Hughes (22-5-2, 4 KO) will fight Belfast veteran Paul Hyland Jr. (20-2, 7 KO) in 12 rounds for a vacant British lightweight title. Hughes won an upset victory in his last two games with a decision against previously undefeated Victor Kotochigoff and former world title challenger Jono Carroll. Highland escapes June 2019 knockout loss to Franceska Patera for European lightweight title.
Belfast-born super middleweight candidate Padraig “Hammer” McCulley (11-0, 5 KO) will face undefeated fellow Jermaine Brown (9-0, 3 KO) in eight rounds. McCroy is out of the normally durable Mickey Ellison’s first round of blitz last September.
In the eight-round junior welterweight match, four consecutive victories, Jamie Robinson (10-4-1, 3 KO), will aim for five consecutive victories over Billy Allington (8-1-2).
Undefeated junior middleweight outlook Erik Apresian (7-0, 5 KO) will make his UK debut against Nathan Bendon (3-3-1, 1 KO) in the sixth round.
ESPN + Stream will begin with the return of the junior featherweight outlook Shabazumasoud (7-0, 1 KO) against 9-year veteran Lewis Norman (14-8-1, 2 KO) in 6 rounds.
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