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Karim Guerfi vs Lee McGregor is cancelled again and Liam Walsh vs Paul Hyland Jnr also off

Published On Sunday, January 31, 2021By British Boxing News

Rotunda Rumble in Dubai is off - replaced by MTK Fight Night in England

Karim Guerfi vs Lee McGregor and Liam Walsh vs Paul Hyland Jnr both postponed

Date and place change as February 6 Dubai event moved to Bolton on February 19.

Due to the current travel restrictions from the UK to Dubai, next Saturday's [February 6] planned #RotundaRumble is unfortunately unable to take place. Instead, a spectacular #MTKFightNight will be held in Bolton, England on February 19, featuring three superb title fights.

The card will be broadcast live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV, and the new main event will see Sean McComb face Gavin Gwynne for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title.

Mark McKeown vs. Brad Daws, and Pierce O'Leary vs. Irvin Magno will also be moved to the February 19 card, joining two already announced fantastic title fights, as Darren Tetley meets Samuel Antwi for the vacant English welterweight title, and DP Carr and Dean Dodge square off for the Southern Area super-featherweight title.

Undefeated Mohammed Sameer has been added to the card too, plus Elliott Whale takes on Jamie Stewart following his draw with Florian Marku, while Irish sensation Paddy Donovan returns as well. Paul Ryan will now make his professional debut at a later date.


February 19:

Sean McComb vs Gavin Gwynne
vacant Commonwealth lightweight title

Darren Tetley vs Samuel Antwi
vacant English welterweight title

DP Carr vs Dean Dodge
Southern Area super-featherweight title

Mark McKeown vs Brad Daws

Pierce O'Leary vs Irvin Magno

Elliott Whale vs Jamie Stewart

Mohammed Sameer vs TBA

Paddy Donovan vs TBA



Liam Walsh's planned vacant British lightweight title fight with Paul Hyland Jnr has unfortunately been postponed after Walsh tested positive for COVID-19. A new date for that fight, along with the European bantamweight title fight between Karim Guerfi and Lee McGregor, will be announced in due course.

The two Dubai events set to take place in March and April are currently scheduled to go ahead as planned.


MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton said: "It's a shame that next Saturday's event in Dubai is unable to take place due to the current travel restrictions, but we have worked hard behind the scenes over the last few days to ensure the majority of the fighters on that card haven't had to wait long for their fights to be rescheduled.

"It means that Sean McComb, Gavin Gwynne, Mark McKeown, Brad Daws, Pierce O'Leary and Irvin Magno have had to wait less than two weeks for their new date, so we're delighted to be adding even more starpower to what was an already stacked MTK Fight Night on February 19.

"We're hoping to get Karim Guerfi vs. Lee McGregor, and Liam Walsh vs. Paul Hyland Jnr rescheduled as soon as possible, so boxing fans won't have to wait long to see those two fantastic fights."

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