Belfast welterweight Lewis Crocker will take on another undefeated fighter in Martin Harkin for the vacant BBBofC Celtic title at the city’s Titanic Exhibition Centre on December 7.
The 21-year-old ‘Croc’ (7-0-KO6) has caused a stir with a string of brutal knockouts and gets a chance to fight for his first title in front of his home fans on the MTK Global show – live on iFL TV.
Across the ring will stand Scottish visitor Harkin (8-0-KO2), who was most recently in action against Chris Jenkinson; the Welshman retiring in the second round.
Crocker said of his opponent: “It’s a big step up for me but these are the kind of fights I want now. I’m really looking forward to December 7 and I’m keen to put on a show.
“I know Harkin’s record but I don’t look into it much. All I know is he’s going to come to win and it’s going to be a good fight. I’m expecting a tough, tough night’s work.
“Anything can happen on the night. It’s all about tactics and gameplan. We want to give the Belfast fans a night to remember.
“It’s a breakout opportunity for me. If I get this one out of the way then there are big potential fights for me next year but I’m not looking past Harkin in any way.”
Crocker, who is seen by Belfast boxing heroes Carl Frampton and Michael Conlan as one of the brightest talents in the sport, is joined on the card by gym-mates Steven Donnelly and Padraig McCrory.
Headlining another colossal night of boxing in the city is Conrad Cummings vs. Brian Rose for the vacant WBO European middleweight title – with the likes of Tyrone McCullagh, Paddy Gallagher, Sean McComb, Gary Cully, Phil Sutcliffe Jr and Steve Collins Jr on the undercard.
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