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Burton heads to Latvia to face Bolotniks, Conroy-Michel at York Hall

Burton clashes with Bolotniks, Conroy faces Michel for place in the final

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The MTK Golden Contract Light-Heavyweight semi-finals will take place on Sept 26 & 30 Photo Credit: MTK Global
The MTK Golden Contract Light-Heavyweight semi-finals will take place on Sept 26 & 30 Photo Credit: MTK Global

Hosea Burton will travel to Latvia to face Ricards Bolotniks whilst Liam Conroy tackles Serge Michel in London for a place in the MTK Golden Contract Light-Heavyweight Final.

Burton (25-1, 11 KOs) will head to Bolotniks’ (16-5-1, 7 KOs) backyard for their clash on September 26, following the semi-final draw yesterday, after Michel, who beat Tommy Philbin in the Quarter-Final in December opted for former British title challenger, Conroy on September 30 at York Hall.

Burton, 31, scored a knockdown after just six seconds on route to a points win over Bob Ajisafe in the last eight, whilst his opponent knocked out Steven Ward in a round to set up the showdown in his hometown of Riga.

Conroy, 28, (18-5-1, 9 KOs) who dropped and beat Andre Sterling by decision will meet Michel (10-1, 7 KOs) on the same bill as the other two Golden Contract finals, between Ohara Davies and Tyrone McKenna at Super-Lightweight and Ryan Walsh against Jazza Dickens at Featherweight.

The Golden Contract last four were scheduled to take place in March, but were postponed on fight week in line with BBBofC guidelines following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports in association with Matchroom Boxing, and live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank.

From L to R, Serge Michel, Hosea Burton, Ricards Bolotniks and Liam Conroy make up the last four of the Golden Contract Photo Credit: Scott Rawsthorne / MTK Global
From L to R, Serge Michel, Hosea Burton, Ricards Bolotniks and Liam Conroy make up the last four of the Golden Contract Photo Credit: Scott Rawsthorne / MTK Global

The victor of each tournament will secure a two-year, five-fight contract with MTK Global with six-figure purses guaranteed.

MTK Global Vice-President Jamie Conlan had previously said: “The semi-finals are bound to be intriguing fights, and the mix of styles should all gel well.

“Bolotniks is heavy handed and a serious puncher, Michel is an Olympian so has the amateur pedigree, Burton is the most seasoned and well-rounded and Conroy has grit, heart and work ethic.

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