Farooq vs Butcher

Ukashir Farooq Iain Butcher

Farooq Butcher

Emirates Arena, Glasgow

On Air @ 7pm

30

Nov

The British Bantamweight Title

Iain Butcher will challenge Ukashir Farooq for the British Title as the headline act of a stacked MTK Global show in Glasgow, live on BoxNation.

The November 30th show also features Tyrone McKenna v Lewis Benson and Kieran Smith v Peter McDonagh for a WBC world ranking title.

Popular Motherwell Bantamweight Butcher (18-3, 5 KOs) is handed his big chance to shine in a heated Emirates Arena atmosphere with the TV cameras rolling and the Lonsdale belt on the line.

In the unbeaten Farooq (10-0, 4 KOs), ‘Baby Butch’ takes on a Glasgow resident determined to reward his own local following by defending the crown he won by stopping Jamie Wilson in the same city in September.

The term ‘crossroads fight’ is bandied around regularly but the clash between McKenna and Benson is surely the dictionary definition after both suffered the first defeats of their professional careers at Belfast’s SSE Arena in June; losing close points decisions to Jack Catterall and Johnny Coyle respectively.

With the Super-Lightweight division abuzz both domestically and internationally, McKenna (16-1-1, 6 KOs) and Benson (10-1, 2 KOs) know victory here will propel them right back into contention for titles and lucrative fights.

Another worthy support act is the intriguing WBC International Silver Super-Welterweight Title showdown between the up-and-coming Smith (11-0, 5 KOs) and rapidly improving Evaldas Korsakas (9-5-2, 5 KOs).

‘Chopper’ Smith is considered one of Scotland’s most promising fighters but against Korsakas, who is undefeated in his last seven, he faces a stern examination of his credentials from a visitor hell-bent on kick-starting his career and pursuing a major title himself.