Dundee kickboxing legend Marc Navarro is set to return to the ring this weekend.
A mainstay of the local fighting scene, Marc takes on Aaron Delahunty in the main event of the inaugural Scottish Fight Series at the city’s Liquid Nightclub on Saturday.
Scottish Fight Series 1 will see a team of fighters make the trip from South of the border to take on local fighters.
It comes on the back of Marc co-promoting and headlining the first ever United Combat Championship (UCC) at Dundee Ice Arena last year – where a packed house watched him stop Sweden’s Mikael Brilling inside a round with a crushing body shot.
The pair had previously battled each other in a “blood bath” European title bout at Liquid Nightclub in 2014.
Veteran Dundee kickboxer Marc Navarro spoke to the Tele ahead of his return to the ring this weekend – promising that his latest venture was going to build on the success of UCC – and also predicting a similar ending to his fight.
He said: “I am determined that I am going to be better than him, people know how I train, people know I am always ready.
“I am going to stop him.
“This is my own promotion, I have got big plans and it all starts at Scottish Fight Series 1 on Saturday.
“I have been working tirelessly on this event for months now and everything is in place for it to be a night to remember.
“It is going to be Scotland versus England. Eight years ago I fought Pete Mercer and we ended up being good mates.
“I went down and won the professional middleweight Dynamite Fight Series title against one of his fighters.
“Last year we took four of our fighters down to London and we came back with three wins and one defeat.
“This time we have six English guys coming up and they are looking to bounce back from that.
“We have a lot of great fighters here locally and they are ready for Saturday.”
Marc said he is using the card to promote the city’s future fighting talent – and to build the promotion to for them to showcase their talents in the coming years.
He added: “I am going to give them a platform for the next few years and then it will be down to them.
“I am setting this up and then my fighters will be the ones becoming champions and carrying on where I left off.”
Marc is set to dedicate the fight to friend Niki Hunter, who died suddenly while enjoying a day out on his quad bike with his children.
The Battle of Britain event will involve boxing and kickboxing bouts. In the co-main event, Dundee’s Stephen Donald will defend his featherweight title against James Basket.
People who are interested in attending the event can buy tickets from Butties 2 in Albert Street or at Navarro’s Fighting and Fitness Gym in Fairmuir Street.