'King Kong' vs 'Maximus'
World title contender Jono Carroll (18-1-1, 4KOs) clashes with Maxi Hughes (20-5-2, 4KOs) in MTK's first show back from lockdown.
BBN have provided all the details you need to know about the upcoming lightweight clash:
The bout takes place on Wednesday, August 12
It's located at the purpose-built LS-LIVE Production Park Studios in Wakefield
10 three-minute at lightweight - 135lbs
There are no titles on the line
UK fight fans can expect Carroll and Hughes to make their ringwalks any time around 10pm (GMT), but boxing events are often subject to delays.
Coverage for Carroll-Hughes starts live on iFL TV from 7:00pm live, and ESPN+ in the US in association with Top Rank. You can also catch the action live on Fight Network UK on Sky Channel 192.
Free to view for internet or ESPN+ subscribers
Sahir Iqbal (7-0, 1KO) and Maredudd Thomas (11-0, 2KOs) will clash for the vacant WBC Youth welterweight title, a belt once held by Canelo, Danny Garcia and Tim Bradley Jr.
Everything you ever need to know about Carroll vs Hughes HERE
Jono Carroll: "Every fight is like snakes and ladders, so it's very important I treat them all as a world title fight. I want to go in there and put on a good display that makes a statement, and show that I'm still learning and improving in every bout.It's going to just be me and him in the ring, so I don't see it being that different with no fans. I have tunnel vision when I fight and I don't hear the crowd, I only hear my coach Albert's voice.There's going to be some strange aspects for sure, but it won't bother me. I usually feed off the energy of the crowd during the ring walk so it takes that excitement away, but I'm there to do a job and I'm going to take care of it."
Maxi Hughes: "Winning this fight will raise my profile and put me in a good position. After this I'd like the big fights to keep coming my way as well as the titles. I'm more than happy to travel to fight, and I've always wanted to fight abroad, so that would be nice if I win this fight. It's a shame it is behind closed doors because I know all of my fans would have loved to come to watch this, but as soon as I get in the ring I'll be focused. The ring walk will probably feel very strange at first, but once we're fighting it's going to just be like sparring in the gym, and we've all done that plenty of times."
Jono Carroll comes into the fight as a world title contender that has bounced back with a brace of fine victories since his sole career defeat to IBF World super-featherweight champion Tevin Farmer in March last year.
His last victory was an emphatic performance over Manchester's Scott Quigg in March this year. The 23-year-old Dubliner, now trained by Danny Vaughan, is a former Prizefighter champion and IBF European and Inter-Continental super-featherweight titleholder.
The southpaw is currently ranked 12th with the WBC and 7th with the IBF, and is aiming to keep winning to set up further world title challenges.
Yorkshireman Maxi Hughes, aged 30, has challenged for British titles twice but failed to succeed each time. Even his first attempt at securing a Central Area title ended with a loss - to Scott Cardle in 2013. That was at lightweight, but a few years later he won the super-featherweight version. He has won two of his previous four fights, which included a fourth-round knockout of unbeaten prospect Kieron McLaren (12-0-1) and four-round points win over journeyman Kris Pilkington (2-5-1) in February this year.
The champion, Carroll, has only lost once in 20 fights, and has a KO ratio of 20%. He has experienced 133 rounds as a professional, 34 less than his next opponent.
The challenger, Hughes, is has won 20 from 27 bouts, with a lowly knockout ratio of just 14%.
Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: "Carroll is on a roll at the moment, his last win was superb. Hughes isn't on the same level as 'King Kong' and I can see him getting outboxed all fight. I wouldn't be surprised if Carroll gets the stoppage again in this fight."
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Betting Odds Supplied by 888Sport
Jono Carroll vs Maxi Hughes
10x3 Lightweight contest
Sahir Iqbal vs Maredudd Thomas
10x3 vacant WBC World Youth welterweight title
Sean McComb vs Siar Ozgul
10x3 Super-lightweight contest
Craig MacIntyre vs Ishmael Ellis
8x3 Super-lightweight contest
Pierce O'Leary vs Jacob Quinn
6x3 Super-lightweight contest