Karim Guerfi defends his European bantamweight title against top prospect Lee McGregor in today’s MTK Global main event, with the show streaming live at 3 pm ET on ESPN+.
Guerfi vs McGregor: Live streaming results, start time, how to watch online, full card info and running order
Karim Guerfi defends the European bantamweight title against Lee McGregor.
Guerfi should be able to tell us more about how good McGregor is, as he’s a very solid European-level fighter, not a world contender really, but someone who can weed people out at this level if they’re not what they’re sold to be. But McGregor is very confident he’ll be adding the European title to the British and Commonwealth belts he already owns, which really would be quite a run for someone who is today taking his 10th pro fight.
How to Watch Guerfi vs McGregor
Date: Friday, Mar. 19 | Start Time: 3:00 pm ET
Location: Bolton Whites Hotel – Bolton, England
The co-feature will see Maxi Hughes, who is hot with two good wins back-to-back, face Paul Hyland Jr for the vacant British lightweight title, and four more fights, too. Join us for live coverage!
Main Card (ESPN+, 3:00 pm ET)
Karim Guerfi (29-4, 9 KO) vs Lee McGregor (9-0, 7 KO), bantamweights, 12 rounds, for Guerfi’s European title
Maxi Hughes (22-5-2, 4 KO) vs Paul Hyland Jr (20-2, 7 KO), lightweights, 12 rounds, for vacant British title
Jamie Robinson (10-4-1, 3 KO) vs Billy Allington (8-1-2, 0 KO), junior welterweights, 8 rounds
Eryk Apresyan (7-0, 5 KO) vs Nathan Bendon (3-3-1, 1 KO), junior middleweights, 6 rounds
Sean Duffy (3-0, 1 KO) vs Paul Holt (7-9, 2 KO), lightweights, 4 rounds
Shabaz Masoud (7-0, 1 KO) vs Louis Norman (14-8-1, 2 KO), junior featherweights, 6 rounds
Bantamweight phenom Lee McGregor has captured British and Commonwealth titles. He is now ready to conquer Europe. McGregor, from Edinburgh, Scotland, will challenge Lee McGregorin a 12-round showdown this Friday, March 19 live from University of Bolton Stadium in Bolton, England.
Guerfi (29-4, 9 KOs), from Manosque, France, is a three-time European bantamweight champion who challenged for an interim flyweight world title in 2012. He has not fought since November 2019, when he knocked out countryman Georges Ory in nine rounds. Guerfi has won his last three European bantamweight title bouts, all by knockout.
McGregor (9-0, 7 KOs) captured the Commonwealth bantamweight crown in October 2018 in just his fifth pro bout, knocking out Thomas Essomba in the 12th round. He unified the British and Commonwealth crowns in November 2019 with a razor-thin split decision over Ukashir Farooq. McGregor returned from a career-long layoff last August and stopped Ryan Walker in five rounds.
Boxing fans in the US can watch Guerfi vs McGregor live stream on ESPN+. The start time is scheduled for 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT.
In other Guerfi vs McGregor undercard streaming action
The streaking Maxi Hughes (22-5-2, 4 KOs) will battle Belfast veteran Paul Hyland Jr. (20-2, 7 KOs) in a 12-rounder for the vacant British lightweight title. Hughes has scored upset victories in his last two bouts with decisions over the previously unbeaten Viktor Kotochigov and former world title challenger Jono Carroll. Hyland is coming off a June 2019 knockout loss to Francesca Patera for the European lightweight title.
Belfast-born super middleweight contender Padraig McCrory (11-0, 5 KOs) will fight fellow unbeaten Germaine Brown (9-0, 3 KOs) in an eight-rounder. McCroy is coming off last September’s first-round blitzing of the normally durable Mickey Ellison.
In an eight-round junior welterweight bout, Jamie Robinson (10-4-1, 3 KOs), winner of four straight, will look to make it five in a row against Billy Allington (8-1-2).
Undefeated junior middleweight prospect Eryk Apresyan (7-0, 5 KOs) makes his UK debut against Nathan Bendon (3-3-1, 1 KO) in a six-rounder.
The ESPN+ stream is scheduled to start with the return of junior featherweight prospect Shabaz Masoud (7-0, 1 KO) against nine-year veteran Louis Norman (14-8-1, 2 KOs) in a six-rounder.