Mike McGoldrick vs Matt McCallum on FightZone. Next Friday (1st) July, exclusively on Fight Zone, Mike McGoldrick (8-1-0) takes on Matt McCallum (4-0-0) for the vacant Northern Area Super-middleweight championship. The battle of the North takes place at the Bolton Whites Hotel, Bolton, and you can expect a brutal but rewarding night of live-action whether you’re in the midst of the venue or within the comfort of your own home.
Both relatively new to the pro-ranks, with Mike McGoldrick turning professional in 2018 and Matt McCallum following suit in 2020, it’s safe to say this is the biggest night of their careers yet and both will be eager to put on a show, especially with a live audience on FightZone giving both men well-deserved exposure, which isn’t always seen at this level in the domestic scene.
After just four fights to his name, which deserves huge respect, southpaw standing Matt ‘Stark’ McCallum heads into his own toughest challenge yet against his most experienced opponent to date early on in his career. McGoldrick, who has had to overcome a defeat previously in his career will undoubtedly use this as an advantage through experience in his bid for glory and will not be afraid to put it all on the line.
Fightzone Card Preview – Mike McGoldrick vs Matt McCallum
Also on the bill is an intriguing clash in the Super-lightweight division is undefeated Jack ‘Demolition Man’ Rafferty (18-0-0) who will face Olaide ‘Fijaborn’ Fijabi (16-3-0). Rafferty, so far, has most definitely been living up to his alias as he possesses nine stoppages to his name and one KO. However, Fijabi himself holds a respectable threat in his arsenal too. New territory will be explored for Jack Rafferty as he enters into his first 10-rounder in his career and he will seek to extend his unbeaten record.
Super-welterweight prospect Muhammed ‘The Diabetic Kid’ Ali Zahed (7-0-0) is also undefeated and will be continuing to learn his craft as he takes on Phil Price (0-2-0).
19-year-old Joe McGrail (3-0-0) steps into his first 6-rounder and two of his three wins have been from stoppages. The young scouser has been showing all the signs of controlled venom in his punches early on and is an exciting prospect to keep an eye on.
Johanna ‘Wonderer’ Wonyou (4-0-0), originally from France, has had her last two bouts in the UK and looks to follow on from an impressive first-round TKO win last March and will aim to make a name for herself on the British circuit.
Levi Giles (12-0-0) will be looking to keep the ring-rust off ahead of his English super-featherweight title fight, which is scheduled later on in the year against Liam Dillon. Many eyes will be watching Giles to see any hints towards tactics ahead of his title fight as he stays busy in this bout. Giles will have to be on the ball with a future fight already on the horizon.
Light-heavyweight Eworitse Ezra Arenyeka (2-0-0) stopped both his previous opponents and with that kind of start to a professional career you have to worry for whoever is brave enough to step in with this big puncher.
Only one debutant features on the card which is Brian Stokes who will be starting his campaign in the featherweight division.
22-year-old Adam Carberry (1-0-0) moves into his second professional bout on the bill in the featherweight division.
Irishman Luke ‘The Prodigy’ Caffrey (2-0-0) heads into his third 4-rounder against George Rogers as he continues to learn the early stages of the pro ranks.
By Joe Hester
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