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The MTKFightNight returns in July – Belfast not officially confirmed as host city

MTK have officially confirmed the #MTKFightNight will return in July, but there has yet to be official conformation it will kick back off in Belfast.

MTK Vice President Jamie Conlan last month revealed plans for a behind closed doors July Belfast show to be broadcast on ESPN+.

‘The Mexican’ suggested the likes of Padraig McCrory, Paddy Gallagher and Lewis Crocker would all appear, while Irish-Boxing.com understood Declan Geraghty and Joe Fitzpatrick have agreed to trade leather on the card.

However, there is yet to be official conformation of a Belfast card.

August was also suggested for a Carl Frampton and Michael Conlan co featured fight night in capital of Irish boxing, but again there were no specifics on when the Top Rank duo will fight in a statement released tonight.

Frampton has revealed he will fight in the summer, but a Frank Warren card looks likely to host his first fight this year.

The statement released today read as follows:

MTK Global is delighted to announce the plans for the long-awaited return of #MTKFightNight events this summer.

Starting in July, #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. Discussions are also currently ongoing with other broadcasters.

Initial events will be held behind closed doors under the jurisdiction of the British Boxing Board of Control and will strictly follow Government guidelines. We are also 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.

It is a welcome return for boxing after several months away, with fans around the globe once again able to see some of the world’s best boxers competing on huge #MTKFightNight cards.

MTK Global Vice-President Jamie Conlan said: “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.”

News on fights that will be taking place on upcoming #MTKFightNight events will be announced in due course.

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 sports for a living for over 20 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: editoririshboxing@gmail.com