By Jamie Roberts
North East boxing is set to pack a punch as MTK Newcastle presents an explosive night of boxing action.
Topping the stacked card on 3rd May at the new Newcastle Eagles Arena is unbeaten Irishman Tyrone ‘White Chocolate’ McCullagh who faces Spain’s Alvaro Rodriguez in his maiden defence of his WBO European Super Bantamweight title.
Elsewhere on the jam-packed bill, which will be aired on iFL TV on YouTube, popular North East fighters, including Joe ‘The Benwell Bomber’ Laws, Troy ‘Trojan’ Williamson and Darren Surtees, will hope to put on eye-catching performances.
The event is MTK Newcastle’s first major public boxing event. They are looking to carry over the success of their private show in December and know that events like this, which will draw in over 2,000 fans, will help them change the face of North East boxing.
Owner of MTK Newcastle, Gary Forrest, believes that this show offers a thrilling fight card of great magnitude for the region. “We want to deliver high-production boxing shows to the region that will enable local boxers to showcase their talent. This is a great show and will provide entertaining action from the first bell to the last.”
MTK’s global reputation is set to play a massive part in bringing a regular stream of fantastic fight nights to the region, both in boxing and MMA.
Forrest added: “This is only the beginning. It’s great to be able to put on a show featuring so much talent at a brand-new venue such as the impressive Newcastle Eagles Arena. We hope to host more events that keep increasing in stature so that fight fans in the region are treated to regular mouth-watering action.”
You can purchase tickets for the much-anticipated event here.