Top of the bill title fight for Lewis Crocker

Lewis Crocker [11(6)-0] has be handed the chance to grab back some of the top prospect spot light after being handed a bill topping title fight.

Irish-boxing.com revealed rumours the Belfast welter would fight Louis Greene [12(7)-1(0)]  for the WBO European ranking title were circulating earlier this week.

It turns out the rumour mill was churning out reliable information as the fight was confirmed today – and even better it was confirmed as bill topping clash.

Crocker will fight Greene on the second of three MTK Global announced shows on Tuesday 25 August behind closed doors at the LS-LIVE in Wakefield, live on ESPN+ and streamed via IFL TV.

It’s the kind of opponent and platform that will allow the big puncher, once described as Ireland’s best prospect by Carl Frampton, to get people talking about him again.

A win over John Thain at the Ulster Hall earlier this year did get chins wagging with regard to the the 23-year-old, but in truth the likes of Sean McComb and Garry Cully have stolen a march on him somewhat over the last 12 months.

‘The Medway Mauler’ has a similar number of fights as ‘The Croc’, but still represents a step up considering the opponents he has faced.

The 27-year-old defeated former Paddy Gallagher defeater Freddy Kiwitt, broke Lukasz Wierzbicki’s duck egg and his sole career defeat came against Larry Ekundayo.

The former Southern Area champ was also deemed good enough to fight WBO European ranking title winner Michael McKinson and would have shared the ring with the Portsmouth native on April 18 but for the pandemic.

It’s a big fight and a big prize for the Dee Walsh and Daniel Anderson trained fighter, victory could earn him a world ranking with the WBO.

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: editoririshboxing@gmail.com