Wasserman Boxing has introduced the signing of Lee McGregor to a long-term promotional contract.
And it was revealed that the unbeaten ‘Lightning’ will headline a present in his hometown of Edinburgh on Friday, July 21, live-and-free-to-air on Channel 5.
Delivered in affiliation with Ladbrokes, Numan and Infinitum Leisure, McGregor will field in entrance of his followers for the primary time in 5 years, along with his return set to be met with a frenzied environment on the Meadowbank Sports activities Centre.
The 26-year-old raced to British, Commonwealth and European bantamweight glory in solely 10 fights however now has his sights set on conquering the tremendous bantamweight division.
“Hear, it’s going to be loud and it’s going to be unbelievable on July 21,” buzzed McGregor.
“I’ve been ready so lengthy for this. I’ve had so many large nights in Scotland, probably the most memorable being the British and Commonwealth unification struggle with Kash Farooq, however that was in Glasgow, not in my hometown.
“I’ve not fought in Edinburgh since my skilled debut in 2017. However in July, folks will see how large a fan base I’ve. It’s going to be loud and it’s going to be rowdy.”
Kalle Sauerland, World Head of Boxing at Wasserman Boxing, stated: “Everybody at Wasserman Boxing is over the moon so as to add Lee to our sensible steady of fighters.
“He’s, with none shadow of a doubt, a world class operator who confirmed, in his first 10 fights, simply how particular he’s. However one of the best is but to come back from Lee.
“He’s destined to be a world champion and we begin out on that highway on July 21 in Edinburgh, his hometown, the place we’re braced for an environment we have now not skilled in a very long time. Lee guarantees us the place goes to be bouncing and we can’t wait!”
McGregor added: “I’ve plenty of issues to sit up for and it is a new chapter for my profession.
“The targets are set; the plans are in place and I’m going to take over. I’m again to the place I belong, in large fights on large nights.
“I actually like what Wasserman are doing with their fighters and it appears like they will give me what I deserve.
“The plan is to come back again and construct me in Scotland and in my hometown.
“I made my skilled debut on Channel 5 and so it’s a nice platform to be again on.
“Wasserman know what they’re doing and the plans they’ve in place for me, I’m more than pleased about. The longer term is brilliant.”