Pierce O’Leary headlines against Siar Ozgul in London on October 29

Pierce O’Leary headlines against Siar Ozgul in London on October 29 | Boxen247.com (Kristian von Sponneck)

Pierce O’Leary vs. Siar Ozgul

York Hall in London, England 29/10/21

Undefeated sensation Pierce O’Leary will take on former Southern Area champion Siar Ozgul when #MTKFightNight returns to York Hall in London on October 29.

This month’s action-packed card will be broadcast live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and worldwide on IFL TV, and is headlined by a WBO Global super-featherweight title fight between Archie Sharp (20-0, 9 KOs) and Alexis Boureima Kabore (28-4, 7 KOs).

O’Leary (7-0, 3 KOs) was last in action in June, where he produced a Knockout of the Year contender by viciously stopping Jan Marsalek in round two of their bout.

The 21-year-old Dubliner now squares off with Ozgul (15-6, 3 KOs), who is looking to replicate the form that saw him win the Southern Area super-lightweight title back in 2017, while he has also gone the distance with the likes of Viktor Postol, Anthony Yigit, Sean McComb and Samuel Antwi.

Welsh star Sean McGoldrick (10-1, 3 KOs) will also make his highly-anticipated return to the ring, as he is back in action for the first time in over 18 months when he faces Stephen Jackson.

McGoldrick won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, along with a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and has his sights set on soon winning the first title of his professional career.

The planned fight between Shabaz Masoud and James Beech Jnr has unfortunately been called off, after Beech tested positive for COVID-19.

Elsewhere on this month’s bill, Kazakh sensation Tursynbay Kulakhmet (4-0, 3 KOs) makes another defence of his WBC International super-welterweight title, taking on knockout specialist Juan Carlos Abreu (23-6-1, 21 KOs).

Undefeated fighters collide in a great domestic battle, as Jordan Reynolds (2-0) meets Randal Barlow (2-0), while former Southern Area champion Sam Gilley (11-1, 5 KOs) squares off with Daniel Lartey (14-4-1, 12 KOs).

Hard-hitting cruiserweight Will Hamilton (2-0, 1 KO) takes on Ivo Zednicek, plus three exciting debutants will enter the professional ranks on the card too, with ‘Sugar Shy’ Shiloh Defreitas facing Fonz Alexander, plus Joe Giles and Lerone Harrison will each compete, with opponents for those two announced shortly.

Further news on the MTK Fight Night event on October 29 will be announced over the coming days and weeks.

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