Edinburgh boxer Lee McGregor will fight Karim Guerfi for the European bantamweight title in November.
The unbeaten McGregor is British and Commonwealth champion and recently returned to the ring with a fifth-round technical knockout win over Ryan Walker in Wakefield. He and will now look to add the European belt to his collection when he challenges talented Frenchman Guerfi in an MTK Global promotion.
Guerfi, who has a 29-4 record with nine KOs, has held the European title on several occasions, most recently winning it in November 2019 when he stopped Georges Ory after nine rounds.
McGregor, who has all nine of his fights, said: “I’m so excited, and anyone who knows me knows I don’t back down from a hard challenge. It’s no different this time I’m ready to show the world what I can really do.
“It will mean so much to me to win the European title. To become British, Commonwealth and European champion within 10 fights is a huge achievement and I’m not sure if many British fighters have done that, so I’m going to make sure I leave no stone unturned and be the best prepared I’ve ever been.
“I know Guerfi is a dangerous fighter and I’m expecting a very exciting and fan friendly fight. I will be 100% ready for whatever he brings. He’s a lot more experienced than me but I’m a young hungry fighter who’s fresh and ready to announce myself to the world stage.”
Guerfi said: “I’m really excited to fight Lee McGregor, he is a good fighter and all of the fans in Scotland and the UK like this guy, so I can’t wait.
“I haven’t fought since I won the title again last November and I’ve been desperate to come back into the ring as boxing is my life.
“McGregor is a warrior. He’s intelligent in the ring, so I think it’s going to be a good fight for the fans. I know I must beat this guy in style if I want to keep my belt.”
Venue and exact date have yet to be confirmed.
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