Featherweight & Super Lightweight Golden Contract
Semifinal Bouts To Stream Live On ESPN+ Friday
The featherweight and super lightweight MTK Global Golden
Contract tournament fields will be narrowed down Friday, as
the 10-round semifinal bouts will be contested from London’s
York Hall. ESPN+ will stream the fights beginning at 2:30
p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT.
In the super lightweight semifinals, Ohara “Two Tanks”
Davies will fight Jeff Ofori and Mohamed “The Problem"
Mimoune will take on fellow southpaw Tyrone McKenna.
The featherweight semifinals will feature Ryan Walsh against
Tyrone “White Chocolate” McCullagh and Leigh Wood defending
his WBO European title versus former world title challenger
James “Jazza” Dickens.
Former top prospect Davies (20-2, 15 KOs) revitalized his
career in the quarterfinals with a seventh-round stoppage
over Logan “Korican Kid” Yoon. Ofori (10-1-1, 3 KOs) was
saddled with a draw in the quarterfinals against Kieran
Gething, but the referee broke the deadlock and scored the
contest for Ofori. McKenna (20-1-1, 6 KOs), from Belfast,
has won four in a row and notched a near-shutout over Mikey
Sakyi to advance. Former European Union and French
welterweight champion Mimoune (22-3, 3 KOs) rose from a
second-round knockdown in his quarterfinal bout to stop
Darren Surtees in the fifth round.
Former British featherweight champion Walsh (25-2-2, 12 KOs)
knocked out then-beaten Hairon Socarras in nine rounds to
punch his semifinal berth. McCullagh (14-0, 6 KOs) bested
Razaq “Lionheart” Najib via unanimous decision in the
quarterfinals and is campaigning as a featherweight after
winning the WBO European junior featherweight belt in
October 2018. Former world title challenger Dickens (28-3,
11 KOs), from Liverpool, England, has won six in a row since
a two-fight losing skid. He won a clear points verdict over
former European Union and Spanish featherweight champion
Carlos Ramos to advance to the semifinals. Wood (23-1, 13
KOs) made perhaps the most emphatic quarterfinal statement,
as he knocked out the previously unbeaten Irish Olympian
Davey Oliver Joyce in nine dominating rounds.
The light heavyweight Golden Contract semifinal bouts will
be contested Friday, March 20, live on ESPN+. The
championship bouts of all three weight classes will be
fought on a date to be announced.