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Gavin Gwynne and Luke Willis face off ahead of MTK Fight Night

Gavin Gwynne and Luke Willis each made their intentions perfectly clear as they met prior to their British and Commonwealth lightweight title fight on Friday's #MTKFightNight.

This week’s stacked show is broadcast live on IFL TV and takes place at York Hall in London, and also features an English super-welterweight title fight between Sam Gilley and Drew Brown.


Elsewhere on Friday’s card, Nina Hughes takes on Bec Connolly, plus Sultan Zaurbek, Carl Fail, Elliot Whale, Dean Richardson, Paul Ryan and Jimmy Croxson are all in action.

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The fighters went head to head on Wednesday before Friday's all-important fight night, and here's what everybody had to say.

Gwynne said: "I've put everything into this camp, and I'm leaving on Friday with two belts wrapped around my waist. I can't wait and I wish it was tomorrow. I just want to get in there and fight.

"I think it will be a fight of two halves. One of my strongpoints is my stamina and I could probably do 24 rounds if I needed to. I've always believed in myself, and that's what's got me this third crack at the British title.



Gavin Gwynne takes on Luke Willis in what could be a historic night. The British and Commonwealth lightweight titles will be up for grabs at York Hall and if Gwynne manages to get the win, he'll be the first British champion from Merthyr, Wales, in over 40 years. Here's everything you need to know about Gwynne vs. Willis. WHEN IS GWYNNE VS. WILLIS? DATE, START TIME

  • Date: Friday, April 15

  • Main card: 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET

  • Main event ringwalks (approx): 10 p.m. BST / 5 p.m. ET

The main card gets underway at 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 10 p.m. BST / 5 p.m. ET. These timings could chnage due to the length of the undercard bouts. WHAT CHANNEL/STREAM IS GWYNNE VS. WILLIS?

  • U.S.: ESPN+

  • UK: IFL TV YouTube channel

The fight will be broadcast on ESPN+ in the U.S. and the IFL TV YouTube channel in the UK. WHERE IS THE GWYNNE VS. WILLIS FIGHT TONIGHT? The fight will be staged at York Hall in London. GAVIN GWYNNE RECORD AND BIO

  • Nationality: Great Britain

  • Date of Birth: April 25, 1990

  • Height: 6'0 "

  • Reach: N/A

  • Total Fights: 16

  • Record: 14-2 (3 KOs)

LUKE WILLIS RECORD AND BIO

  • Nationality: Great Britian

  • Date of Birth: August 16, 1991

  • Height: 5' 7"

  • Reach: N/A

  • Total Fights: 11

  • Record: 11-0 (1 KO)

GWYNNE VS. WILLIS FIGHT CARD

  • Gavin Gwynne vs. Luke Willis; British and Commonwealth lightweight titles

  • Sam Gilley vs. Drew Brown; Super welterweight

  • Nina Hughes vs. Bec Connolly; Women's super bantamweight

  • Haithem Laamouz vs. Sultan Zaurbek; Super featherweight

  • Pierce O'Leary vs. Nathan Augustine; Light middleweight

  • Dean Richardson vs. Konstantin Alexandrov; Light middleweight

  • Carl Fail vs. Victor Garcia; Middleweight

  • Paul Ryan vs. Gabor Gorbics; Light middleweight

  • Jimmy Croxson vs. Fonz Alexander; Super lightweight



Pierce O'Leary is back and he is one of the most exciting prospects we have on the roster, and he's one of the nicest kids you'll meet too. After this it will be titles next, and he's going all the way.

"Jimmy Croxson is making his debut, and I've known him since he was a kid, he's grown into a man now, and I'm excited to see him make his professional debut. He'll admit himself he wasn't very good when he started, but he's trained hard and put his whole life into boxing.

"Carl Fail is one of the best young prospects in British boxing. He was on Team GB and is now 5-0 already having taken on some tough tests. He's got another difficult opponent this week, and then we'll maybe look at a Southern Area title eliminator next.

"Dean Richardson has had two years out, but now he's signed with MTK Global and we're looking forward to getting him straight out and then into championship fights in the summer."

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