Mikey McKinson has Connor Benn and Josh Kelly in his sights after extending perfect professional record

Mikey McKinson extended his perfect professional record to 19 victories and roared: Bring on one of the British big guns.

Monday, 19th October 2020, 11:42 am
Updated Monday, 19th October 2020, 11:55 am
Mikey McKinson. Picture: MTK Global

The Pompey Problem produced a dominant display after 11 months out of the ring, clinching a unanimous decision win over unbeaten Scot Martin Harkin on MTK Global's Production Park Studios show last night.

It leaves McKinson placed third in the British welterweight rankings and he is now eyeing a showdown with the best the UK has to offer in the division after overcoming his latest challenge.

But the 26-year-old stressed there are only four names from these shores worth considering for future bouts.

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McKinson is hungry for a showdown with either Britain's second-ranked welterweight, Josh Kelly, Chris Jenkins or unbeaten pair Chris Kongo or Connor Benn.

Although the 26-year-old admitted he'll turn his attention to the international scene should he fail to face one of those four fighters.

‘I was excited to be back and to get a good performance against a good fighter,' said a delighted McKinson.

‘He could really whack in there.

‘I think I dictated most of the fight and I thought I won every round, to be fair.

‘He was probably the hardest puncher I’ve been in the ring with.

‘But when I’m switched on and I use my skills I make it look easy.

‘All these guys talk about fighting each other domestically, they don’t talk about fighting me at all because they know I’m the bogeyman of the welterweight division and that’s a matter of fact.

‘There are only three or four names in Britain that are worth fighting if not I’m going to stick to the international route.

‘I’ll try to get those fights with Chris Kongo, Josh Kelly, Connor Benn and Chris Jenkins.

‘They’re the only ones worth talking about in Britain.’

McKinson believes the way in which he saw off Harkin so comfortably once again proves he deserves a shot at the big guns.

And the Problem insisted he will not stop hassling promoters MTK Global and acting like a 'diva' until he gets the fights he wants.

‘I’m 19-0 and I fight genuine good opponents in every fight and win with ease,’ added McKinson.

‘I beat them with ease, all you’ve got to do is look at the scorecard.

‘If I’m beating these guys with ease then I’m ready to jump up a level or two.

‘MTK have said to me I’m the biggest pain that they’ve got!

‘But when I’m producing the goods it doesn’t matter.

‘I’ll just carry on nagging them and give them an earache because until I get what I want I’m a diva.’