Siar Ozgul, 27, and Sean “Sugar” McComb, 27, will battle it out at “MTK Fight Night” at Production Park Studios in South Kirkby, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. The show will be aired live on August 12, 2020 in the United States on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and worldwide on IFL TV.
Fighting out of Turkey by way of Hackney, London, England, Ozgul has been competing professionally since 2013. He holds a professional boxing record of 15 wins and 4 losses.
On the other hand, McComb has 10 wins and 0 loss. Fighting out of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, he made his professional boxing debut in 2018.
Ozgul has not had to look far for motivation heading into his showdown with McComb. The Turkish-English boxer revealed how his family inspired him to keep training throughout lockdown amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The restrictions during lockdown made it a tough time for Ozgul but he has opened up on how the tight-knit bond he has with his fiance and the rest of his family have helped him prepare for McComb. The Hackney resident said, “It wasn’t easy staying at home when the gyms were closed but I had my fiance next to me and we kept training together.”
“It’s very important to have someone who will support you in any situation,” Ozgul shared. “We had to adapt to the situation and train outside or at home with what I had but whatever happens there can be no excuses, I’ve had to stay sharp. It’s life and we have to get on with it.”
“The rest of my family is back in Turkey and thankfully they’ve all been good during this time,” Ozgul continued. “Now, I’m fully focused on my fight with McComb.”
The upcoming “MTK Fight Night” show at Production Park Studios will be headlined by Jono Carroll vs Maxi Hughes. Also on the fight card are Pierce O’Leary vs Jacob Quinn, Craig MacIntyre vs Ishmael Ellis and Sahir Iqbal vs Maredudd Thomas for the World Boxing Council Youth title.
It kicks off a brilliant run of “MTK Fight Night” events throughout the summer. Lewis Crocker, Lee McGregor, Gary Cully, Akeem Ennis Brown and Dan Azeez are expected to be in action over the coming months.