PREVIEW: MACMILLAN V CONNELLY: RISK v REWARD



This Saturday sees Kieran Farrell Promotions return to the Bolton Whites Hotel, as Manchester's local talent looks to bring an action packed night of professional boxing.

Headlining the event is Preston's Reece MacMillan (9-1), who is competing for his first professional title as he faces the experienced Lee Connelly for the super lightweight British challenge belt.


The "'MacMan' has racked up four victories since his first career defeat to Adam Little, on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series tournament in September 2017, and is looking to progress his career with a victory on Saturday.

The all action style of MacMillan, should be too much for veteran Connelly, who has not tasted victory in nearly two years, and I expect Reece to walk away with his tenth professional victory and the British challenge belt in tow.

Khaleel Majid is back in action, and the exciting (2-0) welterweight prospect will be looking to make it three for three on Saturday. After recently linking up with Farrell in a promotional capacity, Majid is looking forward to an active 2019, after a great start to his professional career in 2018.


Also in action is the 'Kombat' Lee Clayton (6-3), after racking up four wins on the bounce in 2017, Clayton picked up the British challenge belt in early 2018 and seemed to be on the rise domestically until he ran into Craig Derbyshire in the September

After a back and forth battle with Derbyshire, Clayton was stopped in five and relinquished his belt in the process. After some time off and the birth of his first child, Clayton is looking to get back to winning ways come Saturday, and still has ambitions to push on domestically.


Adam Little makes his return to the ring, after spending eighteen months on the sidelines due to injuries. Little has not been in the ring since his victory over Reece MacMillan back in 2017, and the former English title challenger is looking to make up for lost time as he prepares to mount another assault on the super lightweight division in 2019.

The show is also made up of other local fighters including the debut of Sam Larkin, Bolton's own "Big" Ben Thomas and Bury's Ben Ridings who are all looking to have successful outings this Saturday.

In some unfortunate news, Nathan Farrell who was due to make his professional debut, has not been cleared medically by the British boxing board of control, and as a result will not be featured on the card

A limited number of tickets are still available, and can be purchased via Kieran Farrell Promotions.

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