Commonwealth champ Lee McGregor eyes world title shot by 2020

RINGSIDE 03/06/2019

Lee McGregor is confident of elevating himself to world level inside a year as he prepares to defend the Commonwealth crown on #MTKFightNight on June 22.

The talented 22-year-old bantamweight (6-0, 5 KOs) takes on fellow Scot Scott Allan (9-3-1) – live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank – and is already eyeing a clash with another compatriot in British champion Ukashir Farooq on his way to the top.

McGregor said: “It’s a dream to be headlining my own show and defending my Commonwealth title live on ESPN+.

“It’s unbelievable what MTK Global is doing for Scottish boxing but it’s not just here; it’s all over the world.

“I believe the partnership between myself and MTK Global is going in one direction and that’s right to the very top. I’m very happy now.

“My focus is well and truly set on getting myself to the pinnacle of this sport and with MTK Global behind me, I believe it’s only a matter of time.

“If it was up to me, I would fight for a world title in my next fight. That’s my mentality. I’m a born fighter. Luckily I have great people behind me so when the time’s right, I’ll be raring to go.

“Realistically, a year from now I’ll fight for a world title.”

Joining McGregor vs. Allen on an attractive card in Glasgow is the world-ranked Kieran Smith, recent world title challenger Muhammad Waseem, two-time Commonwealth medalist Reece McFadden and many more.