Ryan Burnett Returns to Action this Friday at MTK Belfast
By Dan McConnell
With the success of the first-ever MTK Fight Night Belfast show on the 29th of March, the boxing promotion will return to Belfast’s Ulster Hall this coming Friday night, for MTK Global’s first UK broadcast on ESPN.
Also returning to action is North-Belfast man Ryan Burnett (19-1) who hasn’t fought from his freak injury, suffered last time out against Nonito Donaire at the World Boxing Super Series.
Burnett faces current WBC International super-bantamweight champion Jelbrit Gomera, wanting to get back to winning ways and get his hands on a title in a new weight class.
The former unified IBF and WBA bantamweight champion will headline the event in his home-town. Burnett recently signed a long-term contract with Top Rank and will move up to compete at super-bantamweight.
Friendships will be set aside when former Irish boxing amateur team-mates Marco McCullough and Declan Geraghty face off for the IBF super-featherweight title. Dubliner Geraghty’s trash-talking ahead of the fight has come at a surprise for the Northern-Irish McCullough.
McCullough and Geraghty have never sparred each other but have spent a lot of time together during their days on Irish amateur ranks and shared the same room together.
Also on the card is Belfast’s Sean ‘Suga’ McComb who fought on the very first MTK Belfast show and will look to continue his unbeaten 7-0 record, when he faces Miroslav Serban.
Exciting welterweight Lewis ‘The Croc’ Crocker will return to action after taking eight months out of the fight game against Jumanne Camero.
Former Olympian Steven Donnelly fights for the first time since impressing in his American debut in October at Madison Square Garden.
The event will be broadcast on ESPN and streamed live on IFL TV.