MTK Global has announced plans for the much-anticipated return of #MTKFightNight events this summer.
Set to commence in July, the events may well usher back in British boxing following COVID-19. Moving forward, #MTKFightNight events are set to take place once a month for the foreseeable future and will be broadcast live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank.
A UK broadcaster is yet to be confirmed, however, the firm emphasised that talks are currently ongoing.
MTK Global Vice-President Jamie Conlan commented: “We are thrilled to announce that #MTKFightNight events will soon be coming back. We have all missed boxing massively over the last few months, so we really can’t wait.
“There are dozens of fighters champing at the bit to get back in the ring, and starting this summer we’re going to be matching them up in some extremely exciting fights.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for MTK Global to do what they do best by putting on some brilliant 50-50 fights, and we’re confident that the fans will love what they see when #MTKFightNight events return.”
Initial events will be held behind closed doors under the jurisdiction of the British Boxing Board of Control and will strictly follow Government guidelines. MTK also revealed it is liaising with other leading UK promoters to co-ordinate dates and avoid clashes in line with BBBofC wishes, with exact dates for events to be confirmed in due course.
The news will be welcomed by boxing fans, given the sport’s absence since March and the global health crisis leading to a cancellation of a plethora of huge fights.