- Leigh Wood TKO-9 Davey Oliver Joyce (2:23)
- Ryan Walsh TKO-9 Hairon Socarras (2:39)
- Jazza Dickens UD-10 Carlos Ramos (97-92, 97-92, 99-91)
- Tyrone McCullagh UD-10 Razaq Najib (96-94, 97-93, 98-92)
Today at 3 pm ET streaming live on ESPN+ in the US and also airing on Sky Sports in the UK, MTK Global’s first of three Golden Contract tournaments kicks off with the featherweights in action from London’s famed York Hall.
It’s an eight-man, single elimination tournament, with the winner receiving a five-fight deal with MTK Global. We’ll see the quarterfinals today, with the drawings made earlier this week and nobody having any great amount of time to prepare for their opposition, or at least that’s the idea.
British champion Ryan Walsh and Commonwealth champion Leigh Wood are among the favorites, with former top Irish amateur Davey Oliver Joyce, former world title challenger Jazza Dickens, and the outspoken Tyrone McCullagh also in the field. One of Wood or Joyce are going to be out today at the least, since they face one another.
We’ll be here with discussion and updates, so join us!
Here’s the full lineup:
Main Card (ESPN+, 3:00 pm ET)
- Leigh Wood (22-1, 12 KO) vs Davey Oliver Joyce (11-0, 8 KO), featherweights, 10 rounds
- Ryan Walsh (24-2-2, 11 KO) vs Hairon Socarras (22-0-3, 14 KO), featherweights, 10 rounds
- Jazza Dickens (27-3, 11 KO) vs Carlos Ramos (11-1, 7 KO), featherweights, 10 rounds
- Tyrone McCullagh (13-0, 6 KO) vs Razaq Najib (11-3, 2 KO), featherweights, 10 rounds