A big night of championship boxing at Meadowbank Arena with a British heavyweight title fight between Inverness’ Gary Cornish and Norwich’s Sam Sexton topping a stacked Capital Collsion bill. Doors open at 5pm and tickets are available.
Capital Collision is set to be a blockbuster evening hosted by MTK Scotland at Meadowbank Arena. The full line-up includes a British title fight in the heavyweight division and Celtic super-middleweight title fight, both with Scottish interest.
Inverness heavyweight Gary Cornish (24-1, 12 KO’s) has the opportunity to create Scottish boxing history against Norwich’s Sam Sexton (23-3, 9 KO’s), a victory for Cornish will be the first time a Scotsman has lifted the British heavyweight title.
Edinburgh’s Stephen Simmons (17-2, 7 KO’s) challenges Corby cruiserweight Simon Barclay (9-1-0) in an exciting clash between two of the division’s heavy-hitters. And an all-Scottish clash for the vacant Celtic super-middleweight title is set to be explosive as Edinburgh’s Tommy Philbin (9-0, 3 KO’s) faces Rhys Pagan (14-3, 3 KO’s) over ten rounds. Philbin is undefeated and stopped his last three opponents by knockout, Pagan lifted the Scottish title in his last outing and is confident of a repeat performance.
Paddy Gallagher (11-3, 7 KO’s) defends his Celtic welterweight title against Gary Murray (12-0) in an excellent match-up between two quality operators. Gallagher lifted the title with a sensational first round victory over the previously undefeated Tony Dixon, Murray has methodically worked his way into contention with some impressive displays and puts his undefeated record to the test.
The best of Scottish boxing is on display and the undercard will showcase some of Scotland’s top emerging prospects. Exciting featherweight talent Stephen Tiffney (7-0, 3 KO’s) is undefeated, stopping both of his opponents in 2017 and will be looking to produce an eye-catching performance. Lewis Benson (8-0, 2 KO’s) is back in the spotlight after a good victory in March and ready to shine on the big stage. Livingston’s Thomas Dickson (6-2, 1 KO) returns to the mix and the fan-favourite is targeting a big display while Monty Ogilvie (3-0, 1 KO) has made a fast start to his career with three victories in just three months, the highlight a TKO victory in June and he’s looking to continue the momentum. Recent MTK signing Aidan McGlynn makes his professional debut on the bumper bill and will be looking to mark the occasion with a big performance at Meadowbank Arena.
The stage is set for a quality evening of boxing and it promises to be one of the biggest and best events on the Scottish boxing calendar.
(Preview courtesy of MTK Global website.)
Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link or by telephone on 0131 220 3234.
Tickets on the night are subject to availability. Checking the MTK Scotland Twitter feed before travelling is advised.