It was bad news for Belfast fight fans, but Matchroom’s decision not to come to the city on April 30 won’t negatively affect Tommy McCarthy or his British title ambitions.
McCarthy was due to fight John Lewis Dickinson in a British title eliminator in his home town on April 30, but Sky and Matchroom have postponed the show.
However, ‘Big Tommy’ will still get his big chance and will fight for the right to be British title mandatory in Scotland in May.
While Team McCarthy would prefer to fight in Belfast and believe their man can become another fight star of the city the postponement could prove beneficial for the former Senior Champion.
With Ovill McKenzie challenging for the European title on April 30 the door may open for McCarthy versus Dickinson to become a Commonwealth title fight as well as an eliminator for the British strap.
In that regard McCarthy could fight on a rescheduled Belfast show as Commonwealth champion and for the British strap.