Lewis Crocker: Expect Fireworks Against Louis Greene

Lewis Crocker has a very simple message ahead of his #MTKFightNight main event against Louis Greene next week: Expect fireworks.

Unbeaten Crocker (11-0, 6 KOs) faces former Southern Area champion Greene (12-1, 7 KOs) for the vacant WBO European welterweight title at Production Park Studios in Wakefield on August 26 – live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.

The fight serves as the toughest test of Crocker’s career so far, but the Belfast star is relishing the challenge and feels it’s going to result in a fight to remember.

Crocker said: “I’m excited to be back, especially because it’s headlining my first show too. I’ve been busting for a fight for a while, so to be competing for a WBO European title is a big step up.

“With everything that’s going on in the world it’s truly great to be part of a show, so fair play to MTK Global for getting these class events together throughout August and September.

“Louis Greene is a solid opponent and has fought at a higher level than me and is ranked higher than me, so I’m expecting my toughest fight to date. I’ve always wanted to fight for a title, and you can definitely guarantee that there will be fireworks on August 26th.”

Crocker vs. Greene is part of a huge bill on August 26, which also features British and Commonwealth bantamweight king Lee McGregor taking on Ryan Walker, and undefeated Gary Cully going up against Craig Woodruff.

Elsewhere on the card, Darren Tetley and Liam Taylor meet in a British title eliminator, Fearghus Quinn makes his highly-anticipated professional debut against Robbie Chapman, while amateur sensation James McGivern makes his professional debut too.

It’s part of a huge week of #MTKFightNight events, as on September 2, Akeem Ennis Brown and Philip Bowes clash for the British and Commonwealth super-lightweight titles, and Dan Azeez defends his English light-heavyweight crown against Andre Sterling.

Also on that card, undefeated Padraig McCrory faces Mickey Ellison, bitter amateur rivals Harlem Eubank and Martin McDonagh square off, plus a battle of unbeaten fighters sees Elliot Whale take on Corey McCulloch.

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Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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