Ryan Walker may not be a familiar name to some fight fans but he plans to change all that when he meets British and Commonwealth bantamweight champion Lee McGregor in a 122lbs contest at Production Park Studios in Wakefield on August 26.
A former Southern Area champion at super-bantam, Walker (11-1, 2 KOs) feels his size and under-the-radar skills will pose problems. The Newham fighter is relishing the platform on the upcoming MTK Fight Night and wants to fight the very best McGregor (8-0, 6 KOs) so there are no excuses afterwards.
“I’m really looking forward to this,” said Walker. “I’ve been working hard for a long time to get this opportunity to get on a big platform and show my skills. A lot of people might not know of me just yet because I’ve come up the hard way through small hall shows, but now is the time to show what I’m made of.
“I’m expecting a good fight. I hope he comes into the ring 100% so I can get the best Lee McGregor. I’ve seen things I can exploit and I will show him on the night. I’m a real fighter so all that social media stuff doesn’t mean anything to me.
“I’ve been fighting at super-bantamweight my whole career so I’m confident at that weight. On the night, I’m going to be a lot bigger than what he is expecting. I don’t believe much in weight advantage in boxing though, you’ve got to know how to fight, that’s all that matters.”
Main image: Ryan Walker, MTK Global.