Siar Ozgul hasn't had to look far for motivation heading into his showdown with Sean McComb next week - revealing how his family inspired him to keep training throughout lockdown.
Former Southern Area champion Ozgul (15-4, 3 KOs) faces unbeaten McComb (10-0, 5 KOs) on a massive #MTKFightNight at Production Park Studios in Wakefield on August 12, live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and worldwide on IFL TV.
The restrictions during lockdown made it a tough time for Ozgul, but he has opened up on how the tight-knit bond he has with his fiance and the rest of his family have helped him prepare for McComb.
Ozgul said: "It wasn't easy staying at home when the gyms were closed, but I had my fiance next to me and we kept training together. It's very important to have someone who will support you in any situation.
"We had to adapt to the situation and train outside or at home with what I had, but whatever happens there can be no excuses, I've had to stay sharp. It's life and we have to get on with it.
"The rest of my family is back in Turkey, and thankfully they've all been good during this time. Now I'm fully focused on my fight with McComb."
McComb vs. Ozgul is part of a huge show on August 12, which is headlined by Jono Carroll vs. Maxi Hughes and also features Craig MacIntyre going up against Darren Surtees, Sahir Iqbal and Maredudd Thomas clashing for the WBC Youth title, and the return of Pierce O’Leary.
It kicks off a brilliant run of #MTKFightNight events throughout the summer, with the likes of Lewis Crocker, Lee McGregor, Gary Cully, Akeem Ennis Brown, Dan Azeez and more all in action over the coming months.