A bout with a former British Champion, on a World title undercard that will be broadcast live on Sky Sports certainly takes Tommy McCarthy’s fancy and Belfast cruiserweight fancies himself in to do the business in his toughest fight to date come May 28.
‘Big Tommy’ takes on Jon Lewis-Dickinson in a British title eliminator on a card that sees Scottish favourite Ricky Burns challenge for another World title.
It’s a big step up in just your ninth fight, but the Belfast puncher is confident it’s one he can take on a card that includes a Ryan Burnett clash.
“It’s another step up in class. He has won a British title outright and he won the Prizefighter, so it’s a good name to have on my record. I fancy it big time, if I didn’t I wouldn’t have accepted the fight. I fancy myself to win well, win big and push on to the next level again,” McCarthy told prolific social media presence Belfast Boxers.
Lewis-Dickinson – who lost to McCarthy victim Courtney Fry and Ovil McKenzie, but beat David Dolan, Stephen Simmons, and Matty Askin – is a known name McCarthy wants to put on his record.
However, the chance to get his name out there on a massive show hasn’t gone unmissed by the former Irish heavyweight amateur champion.
“It’s great exposure for me as well. I think my name is kind of bubbling on the scene a bit at crusierweight and people are starting to get know who I am and I had a fight on Spike TV that people watched, but Sky is a bigger platform again and it’s going to get some more exposure and that way we can get the ball rolling a bit more.”