McKenzie win could open the door for May 28 British title shot for Big Tommy

Tommy McCarhty will be screaming louder than anyone for Ovill McKenzie to beat Dymtro Kutcher and claim the European title on April 30-and not just because of his Jamacian connection.

If the ever entertaining ‘The Upsetter’ claims the Continental crown it could pave a way for McCarthy to challenge for the British title on May 28 in Glasgow.

The BBBofC have confirmed the winner of ‘Big Tommy’s’ clash with John Lewis Dickinson on the under card of Ricky Burns latest World title tilt will fight Matty Askin in a final eliminator.

The clash with English Champion Askin is set to be for the right to challenge McKenzie for his British strap.

However, if McKenzie, who was unlucky not to claim a World title last time out, claim European hounours he will most certainly be eyeing another World title and have out grown the domestic scene. 

The Jamaican will mostly like vacate his British strap meaning McCarthy and Lewis Dickinson could fight for it, with the winner promising to defend against Askins.


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