Michael Rosenthal

Macklin headlines Khan-McCloskey undercard

The Amir Khan-Paul McCloskey card on April 16 at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester will include several top young English fighters.

Matthew Macklin, whose fight with Winky Wright on April 9 fell out when Wright was injured, will face Armenian-born German Khoren Gevor. Macklin will be defending his European middleweight title.

British welterweight titleholder Craig Watson will face Lee Purdy, also of England. Unbeaten junior featherweight prospect Scott Quigg will take on Andrei Isaeu of Belarus.

And middleweight Martin Murray will take on Brazilian John Carvalho.

“I am proud to showcase some of the most exciting and talented young champions from the Hatton Promotions stable on what I believe is one of the best undercards that has been staged in the history of the M.E.N. Arena,” said Hatton Promotions president Ricky Hatton. …

“Craig Watson, Scott Quigg and Martin Murray are three champions who are never in a dull fight and who will hopefully be challenging for world titles themselves in the near future.”

Los Angeles-based Irishman Jamie Kavanagh also will fight on the card.

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