Yigit Faces Ozgul At London’s York Hall On ESPN+
World title challenger Anthony Yigit (23-1-1, 8 KOs) will
meet Siar Ozgul (15-3, 3 KOs) at the #MTKFightNight on June
28 at York Hall in London, on ESPN+.
The former EBU Super Lightweight king is back following a
fifth-round stoppage win over Sandro Hernandez on May 4 in
Frankfurt, and is looking forward to facing the Turkish-born
Ozgul at the iconic British boxing venue.
“Siar is just the opponent I need to test my skill and
brains in the ring,” said the 27 year-old southpaw. “He’s
rough, making sure to bring the fight to you, and he’s been
in the ring and gone the distance with former World Champion
Viktor Postol so I’m not expecting an easy fight.
“I’m really looking forward to fighting at York Hall. I’ve
watched my friends fight there before and I was so jealous
of them because it’s a legendary venue with a great
atmosphere. It’s almost as if it was built for boxing.”
Yigit's eight-round super lightweight clash with Ozgul is
part of an ESPN+ broadcast that will also feature Ohara
Davies vs. Miguel Vazquez, Chantelle Cameron vs. Anisha
Basheel in a WBC World title eliminator and Ryan Walsh vs.
Lewis Paulin for the British Featherweight crown.
Having impressed in his World Boxing Super Series
Quarter-Final clash with Ivan Baranchyk in New Orleans,
Yigit is relishing the opportunity to showcase his skills in
front of an American audience again.
“The US audience has shown me lots of love following my
World title fight with Ivan Baranchyk in the World Boxing
Super Series,” he says. “Even though it didn't go my way,
they made it clear they wanted to see me in the ring again,
and I will make sure to show my appreciation on fight night.
“I will be preparing for this fight in Stockholm with Joel
Grandel at Hammarby Boxing Club. The Hammarby sports
organisation together with their soccer, ice hockey club and
fans has shown me great support and I'm honoured to be one
of them. I've also got Erik Skoglund on my team and he will
be helping me become the best I can on fight night.”
Said promoter Nisse Sauerland: "We're delighted to be
working with MTK. This is a great fight for Anthony and
great match up for the fans. It's going to be an explosive
night at London's famous York Hall, and we're excited that
American fans are going to get the opportunity to see
Anthony in action on ESPN+."