Celtic title clash at ‘Capital Collision’

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Celtic title clash at ‘Capital Collision’ MTK Global are delighted to announce an all-MTK title clash on October 6th as Paddy Gallagher puts his Celtic title on the line against the undefeated Gary Murray at Meadowbank Arena, live on BoxNation.

Gallagher (11-3, 7 KO’s) won the vacant title in emphatic style with a ruthless first round stoppage over the previously undefeated Tony Dixon in May 2016. A recent victory over

Craig Kelly at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast also ended early, Gallagher forcing the stoppage in the third-round.
The Belfast man is confident ahead of his title defence and believes he will silence the home crowd on fight night.

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“It’s good to get the chance to defend the Celtic title after winning it last year,” Gallagher said. “I don’t know that much about him [Murray] but I’ve seen some videos and I’ve heard similar things from a few different people. I know he’s game, he’s fit and he’s dedicated. I’m in with someone that will give me a tough fight.”

“I’ve already taken a boxers undefeated record when winning the title and I expect to do the same on October 6th. The Scottish fans are similar to Belfast and it’ll be a great atmosphere. I went to Wales with a hostile crowd and it didn’t affect me. It’s good being in that kind of fight, I’d rather that than no atmosphere.”

Murray (12-0) has forced his way into title contention with some impressive displays and produced a good performance to defeat Gergo Vari at the Braehead Arena in July on the ‘Bad Blood’ undercard. The Coatbridge man will be contesting his first title as a professional and is excited to get the opportunity in Edinburgh.

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“I can’t wait to get in there and see how good I actually am,” Murray said. “I know he’s [Gallagher] a cracking fighter, he’s achieved something that I want and the only way to actually see how good you are is to challenge yourself.”

“It’s time I fought somebody at that level and it’s a fight I’m fully capable of winning. It doesn’t seem long ago I was in Meadowbank for Ricky Burns’ first title fight as a fan and now I’ll be doing it myself. Hopefully the crowd will get behind me and I’m looking forward to it.”

Tickets are on sale now and priced £40, £60 and £150 (VIP Ringside).


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