Lee McGregor disappointment as title fight postponed due to positive Covid-19 test

Lee McGregor’s European bantamweight title fight with Karim Guerfi has been postponed after the Edinburgh ace tested positive for Covid-19.

Tuesday, 3rd November 2020, 8:53 pm
Lee McGregor's European bantamweight title fight has been postponed. Picture: MTK Global

The 23-year-old was due to fight on the MTKFightNight card next Wednesday, November 11, in Wakefield.

McGregor, who is the reigning British and Commonwealth bantamweight, was looking to add the European bantamweight title, currently held by Guerfi, to his collection.

The former Meadowbank amateur, who is part of the MTK Global stable, expressed his disappointment on Twitter.

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He said: “Truly gutted. I will recover and be even more ready for the new date. This is just delaying the inevitable!”

McGregor was last in the ring in August when he defeated Ryan Walker in what was regarded as his best performance to date to make it nine wins from nine since turning pro.

He said at the time: “I knew I was going to break him down, it was just a matter of when but he was a fighter, I’ll give him that. I just couldn’t see how he could last ten rounds with me.

"There was blood coming out of his ear which is dangerous stuff. To be honest, I can’t see any domestic fighters lasting ten or 12 rounds when I’m in that kind of form.”

When McGregor steps into the ring with Guerfi he will be facing an experienced opponent with more than 30 fights in his career.

MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton said: "We're gutted to miss out on this fantastic fight between McGregor and Guerfi, but McGregor's health is most important and we wish him a speedy recovery. We hope to have a new date for that fight very shortly."

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