First Irish 2020 show officially confirmed

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The first Irish show of 2020 has been officially confirmed.

Irish pro boxing will return as early February 1 next year with MTK making a return to the Ulster Hall.

The make up of the card has yet to be confirmed, but if previous Ulster Hall hosted #MTKFightNights are anything to go by it should be Irish packed and play host to some 50/50 fights.

Promoter Lee Eaton is certainly expecting a good night and promises the card will ‘kick off 2020 in style.’

“We’re thrilled to be heading back to Belfast for another huge event. Every time we return to the Ulster Hall the atmosphere is always superb, and we’re expecting another unbelievable night on February 1,” said Eaton.

“Belfast is a truly special fight city and we’ve had some great events there over the past year, so we can’t wait to kick 2020 off in style.”

MTK confirmed the news via the following statement:

“MTK Global is delighted to announce a return to Belfast as #MTKFightNight heads back to the iconic Ulster Hall on February 1.

“Belfast’s iconic Ulster Hall will stage another big fight night (No Repro Fee)
It has already been a fantastic year for boxing in the city, with the most recent #MTKFightNight staging Jay Harris and Paddy Barnes’ Fight of the Year contender in front of a sold-out crowd.

“That was the third massive event to take place at the prestigious venue this year, following brilliant cards that featured former unified world champion Ryan Burnett and the WBO European title rematch between Luke Keeler and Conrad Cummings.

“Belfast also played host to the sensational Feile an Phobail in Falls Park during the summer; headlined by the victorious homecoming of Michael Conlan.”

There was suggestion Celtic Clash 10 was slotted in for around the same time. Running two shows on the same day may not be feasible, but Belfast has shown it’s capable of hosting two shows in a weekend.

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Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: [email protected]