Ovill McKenzie has been called up to contest the vacant Cruiserweight European Title against Ukrainian Dmytro Kucher.

It’s a welcome boost for BoxNation fan favourite McKenzie, who is seeking a big follow up fight after narrowly missing out on World honours in Argentina late last year.


Last week ‘The Upsetter’ was seeking a trilogy fight with Enzo Maccarinelli but may favour another shot at gold to take priority at this stage of his career.

Should the contest go ahead, victory against Kucher would put the 36 year old bang in line for another World Title shot.

Kucher has just one blemish on an otherwise perfect record, a majority decision points defeat to Ilunga Makabu back in July 2013.

A February 1st purse bid deadline has been set by the European Boxing Union.