British bantamweight champion Kash Farooq will put his title on the line on November 16 after the much-hyped bout with Commonwealth champion Lee McGregor was officially confirmed.

The Knightswood star, who was in sensational from as he successfully defended his British crown with a brutal first-round stoppage win at the Radisson Blu Hotel last month, has never hidden the fact that a mouth-watering unification clash with McGregor was something that interested him, telling Post Sport that he was ready whenever McGregor was.

And, after Edinburgh fighter McGregor (7-0, 6 KOs) was made mandatory challenger following Farooq’s third defence, the fight, dubbed Scottish boxing’s biggest night in more than a decade, has finally been set.

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Live on ESPN+ in the United States in association with Top Rank, and streaming live on iFL TV worldwide, both men know exactly what’s at stake.

Farooq, who now boasts 13 wins from 13 professional outings with six coming by way of knockout, insists the bout ranks alongside some of the great all-Scottish fights in the history of the sport including Alex Arthur’s title clashes with Willie Limond and Craig Docherty and Ricky Burns in 2003, 2005 and 2006.

“This harks back to the golden days of Scottish boxing,” he said. “There’s no bad ‘beef’ - it’s just simply going to be a great night for the sport in our country.

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“Two Scottish fighters facing each other for these two prestigious titles is a rare occasion and it’s great to be sharing the ring with Lee McGregor.

“I think the place will sell out quickly and everyone in Scotland will tune in to watch.”

Commonwealth king McGregor added: “I know it’ll be the hardest fight of my career and I would say the same goes for Kash. I know it’s going to be a tough night but I’m going to be fully prepared for it.

“When I was a kid, myself and my Dad used to watch British title fights and he told me back then: ‘I want you to win that title.’

“This is the biggest fight in Scotland for a long, long time. You have to go back to Alex Arthur’s reign to find a comparison. It’s massive for me, for Kash and for all the Scottish boxing fans.”

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