Tursynbay Kulakhmet vs. Macaulay McGowan Junior
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Kazakh prodigy Tursynbay Kulakhmet looks to make another
statement Wednesday when he faces fellow unbeaten Macaulay
McGowan in a 10-round junior middleweight showdown from
Production Park Studios in Wakefield, England.
Kulakhmet-McGowan headlines a special edition of #MTKFightNight,
which will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ starting at
2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.
Kulakhmet (1-0, 1 KO), a 2019 World Championships bronze
medalist, made his professional debut Aug. 23 and knocked
out former amateur standout Sagadat Rakhmankul in four
rounds. At 26 years old, he is taking the express lane to
title contention, as the McGowan bout will be contested for
the vacant WBC International title. McGowan (14-0-1, 3 KOs),
from Manchester, England, has won four straight fights since
a 2016 draw.
In other action on ESPN+:
Top Rank-signed Irish welterweight phenom Paddy Donovan
(4-0, 3 KOs), who is trained and managed by former
middleweight world champion Andy Lee, will fight Jumaane
Camero (10-6, 3 KOs) in a six-rounder. Camero, who has won
three consecutive fights, has never been stopped as a
In an eight-round junior middleweight tilt, Jack “Demolition
Man” Rafferty (12-0, 7 KOs) will put his unblemished record
on the line against Tom Hill (9-1, 2 KOs). Rafferty and Hill
were supposed to fight last month, but Hill’s positive
COVID-19 diagnosis postponed the bout.
MTK Global signee Hassan Azim, a one-time British amateur
star, will make his professional debut against 60-fight
veteran MJ Hall in a four-rounder at welterweight.
In a six-round battle of unbeaten junior middleweights,
Inder Bassi (2-0) will fight Jack Martin (3-0).