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Lee McGregor Very Confident: I'll Beat Kash Farooq

By Elliot Foster

Lee McGregor has had a further say regarding a potential showdown with Kash Farooq.

The Commonwealth bantamweight champion, from Edinburgh, Scotland, was ringside in Glasgow last weekend to watch Farooq retain the British bantamweight crown for keeps as he made the third successful defence.

Farooq ousted Bristol’s Duane Winters inside a round at the Radisson Blu on Saturday and after referee Mark Lyson called a halt to proceedings with just a second remaining in the opening stanza, talk quickly turned to the potential showdown with Edinburgh’s McGregor, with Alex Arthur stating that it would be a “travesty” were the pair not to meet in an all-Scottish dust-up and Farooq’s manager, Iain Wilson, saying the fight can definitely be made if talks can take place.


‘The Untouchable’, with the win, joined the aforementioned Alex Arthur and John Simpson as the only fighters to have achieved the feat of becoming only the third Scotsman since 1994 to retain the British title outright and it all ended courtesy of a crushing left hook to the body.

And McGregor, who beat up Scott Allan for eight rounds back in June before stopping him to retain the rainbow belt at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, exclusively live on iFL TV in the UK and ESPN+ Stateside, is more than ready to get the mouthwatering showdown on.

He said: “I’ve made no secret that it’s the fight I want and Kash wants it as well. He wanted to win the British title outright as that’s a great achievement, and now that’s he done that, it’s hopefully time to give the Scottish boxing fans want they want.

“The British and Commonwealth titles would be on the line, and that doesn’t happen very often. I honestly believe it would be a fantastic fight.”

McGregor is likely to have another fight before the tasty clash with Farooq is finalised –– but regardless of when it happens, the Sheffield-trained fighter is insistent that he will have what it takes to win the fight.

“No disrespect to Kash, but I’d be very confident as I just believe in my own ability. I’m sure he thinks the same and believes in his ability too,” he added. “The Scottish public would probably be split down the middle with who they choose.

“That’s why everyone is so intrigued with this fight, because it will probably be a 50-50 fight when it happens, so if it does, may the best man win.”

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Comment by JuanSkinner on 08-22-2019

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