Lee McGregor joins MTK Global after cutting ties with Barry McGuigan’s Cyclone Promotions

Edinburgh Commonwealth bantamweight champion Lee McGregor has joined the MTK Global stable after severing ties with Cyclone Promotions.

Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 7:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 7:37 pm
Lee McGregor is undefeated in the pro ranks. Pic: TSPL
Lee McGregor is undefeated in the pro ranks. Pic: TSPL

The 22-year-old signed his first professional contract with Cyclone promoter and former WBA world featherweight champion Barry McGuigan in October 2017 and was undefeated under the Northern Irishman.

McGregor, who is yet to go the distance in his five fights to date, was also trained by McGuigan’s son Shane in London alongside Prestonpans star Josh Taylor.

The former amateur Scottish and British champion, who also holds the IBF World Youth title, is already weighing up an all-Scottish showdown with current British belt holder Ukashir Farooq of Glasgow.

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“I’m delighted to have joined MTK Global. They’ve promised me some really big fights and in Scotland too,” said McGregor, who recently became a father. “I want to move forward with my career. We’ve got a really good plan in place so I’m super excited to see how far I can go with such a massive team behind me. I’m putting my trust in these guys to take me to the top and I know they will deliver. I’m ready to go when I get the call to fight.

“I’m wanting the Farooq fight. With him being from Glasgow, it would be a huge fight for Scotland. Everyone knows I’ll fight anyone. I’m Commonwealth champion but that’s just the start. Farooq is the current British champ and that’s certainly a belt I’d love to hold.”