🥊 York Hall is the place to be for the latest instalment of MTK’s Golden Contract featuring semi-final action from the featherweight and super-lightweight tournaments. Tickets are sold out.
The Golden Contract, a ground-breaking new tournament organised by MTK Global, brings double-header of action to the home of boxing.
Sixteen fighters across the two tournaments became eight at the end of 2019 when the featherweight and super-lightweight quarter-finals took place. And after tonight just four will be remaining all with a shot (in the finals to take place later in 2020) at earning a two-year, five-fight deal with six-figure purses for each fight guaranteed.
In the super-lightweight tournament Ohara Davies joins Jeff Ofori, Tyrone McKenna and Mohamed Mimoune with the draw to see who will face who in the ring taking place in the week leading up to the show.
Meanwhile Ryan Walsh, Leigh Wood, Tyrone McCullagh and Jazza Dickens make up the last four in the featherweight competition.
Ones to watch: Super-lightweights
Jeff Ofori from Tottenham – pictured above in action against Olympian Alfie Price at York Hall last September – entered November’s super-lightweight quarter-finals at just 24 hours notice having fought the weekend previously, but would not be denied with an all-action performance to beat Welsh prospect Kieran Gething on points. Ohara Davies, many people’s favourite to win the tournament, still harbours ambitions of becoming a world champion having only lost in the highest of company to Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall. Both Ofori and Davies hail from Hackney in London.
Ones to watch: Featherweights
One of three boxing brothers from Cromer, British featherweight champion Ryan Walsh will bring a noisy crowd of supporters as well as his considerable pedigree to York Hall. Jazza Dickens is on a run of six straight wins and holds the IBF European title. Dickens lost a world title fight to the legendary Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux in 2016, since when the Liverpudlian has rebuilt his career.
🗝️ Doors open: 5.30pm.
🥊 Show starts: 6.30pm.
Tickets in advance are sold out.
Tickets on the night are subject to availability. A sell-out is expected, hence checking the MTK Global Twitter feed before travelling is recommended to avoid disappointment.
🚊 🚗 Travel tips: Public transport is recommended. Bethnal Green tube station on the Central Line is just a 5 minute walk from York Hall Leisure Centre. Parking in the area is limited.
About York Hall: Lennox Lewis, Joe Calzaghe, Ricky Hatton, David Haye and Katie Taylor … the roll call of fighters who have fought under the lights at the spiritual home of boxing in east London is to list some of the finest British and Irish boxers ever to have laced up a pair of gloves.
While Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua now earn their trade around the world it was York Hall where they took their first steps in the professional game.
By day an unprepossessing gymnasium, by night a sporting amphitheatre like no other. For boxers, topping the bill at a packed York Hall is a right of passage. For fans the intimate setting with a not a bad view in the house – whether from the floor or the balcony – makes it a must-visit sporting venue.
A spectator experience like no other is guaranteed … and who knows you may just get to see the next superstar of boxing before they add their name to the long list of greats who have fought under the bright lights in Bethnal Green.