A war of words has broken out recently between British and Commonwealth bantamweight champion Lee McGregor and Newham’s Ryan Walker ahead of their clash at Production Park Studios in Wakefield on August 26.

Edinburgh’s gifted McGregor (8-0, 6 KOs) says he will administer his retribution in the ring after former Southern Area champion Walker (11-1, 2 KOs) engaged with the Scot and MTK Global stablemate Sunny Edwards on social media.

“He’s spoke up, said a few things and got what he’s asked for, so let’s see if he can back it up,” said McGregor, who is temporarily stepping up to 122lbs for this fight. “I’m always fired up whether they talk online or not and I’m always really wanting to hurt my opponent.

“It’s at the weight above, but he’s smaller than me and is short and stocky. I feel I’m the bigger man, so it’s going to benefit me more not having to cut the extra four pounds.

“I’ll feel more comfortable and it will suit me more having this fight at super-bantamweight. He will come forward and try to have a fight, so we’ll see what I’m up against on the night and adapt to whatever he brings.

“I’m really excited to get back in the ring and I’m confident of getting the win. It’s been a while since the last time I fought so I’m buzzing to be back.”

McGregor has been out of action since pipping Scottish rival Kash Farooq on the cards in a fight of the year contender last November.

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