MTK Fight Night Kicks Off 2022 With Two Title Fights
MTK Fight Night will kick off 2022 with two big title fights when they return to York Hall in London with an action-packed card on February 11.
The huge bill will be broadcast in the USA on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV, as undefeated Danny Dignum puts his WBO European middleweight title on the line against Grant Dennis, while Irish star Gary Cully defends his WBO European lightweight title against Artjoms Ramlavs.
Dignum (13-0-1, 7 KOs) is back following his hard-fought draw with Andrey Sirotkin in April, turning his attention to former Southern Area champion Dennis (17-3, 3 KOs) for an all-British showdown.
Cully (13-0, 7 KOs) returns after two dominant stoppage wins in 2021, as he now goes up against Ramlavs (14-1, 8 KOs), who has only lost to Archie Sharp during his career.
Elsewhere on the card, Nina Hughes (1-0) faces Bec Connolly, plus some of the best rising stars are in action, as Shiloh Defreitas (2-0, 2 KOs), Jamie Robinson (11-4-2, 3 KOs), Joe Giles (1-0), Will Hamilton (3-0, 2 KOs), Jordan Flynn (3-0) and George Mitchell (2-0, 1 KO) all return, while Bilal Fawaz makes his highly-anticipated professional debut.
MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton said: “We’re delighted to start 2022 in a big way by heading back to York Hall with another massive card on February 11. We ended 2021 with two superb events at York Hall, and it will be more of the same in the New Year.
“It’s great to have Danny Dignum back after injury forced him to miss the rest of 2021, and it’s a brilliant domestic battle against Grant Dennis. Gary Cully returns too in an intriguing clash against Artjoms Ramlavs, and it gives Gary another good chance to test himself.
“Jamie Robinson will look to move back into title contention on the card, plus some of our best unbeaten prospects like Shiloh Defreitas, Nina Hughes, Joe Giles, Will Hamilton, Jordan Flynn and George Mitchell are all in action. Bilal Fawaz finally gets the chance to make his professional debut as well following his incredible journey, so this is certain to be a must-see event.”