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BOSH – Eddie Hearn foresees a fight between Thomas Carty and Matchroom Prize Bull

Eddie Hearn believes Dublin heavyweight Thomas Carty [3(2)-0] will one day share the ring with Matchroom favourite Johnny Fisher [6(5)-0].

Both fighters are early in the professional journey but have been linked, albeit tentatively, as potential foes due to the fact they have populated Matchroom cards.

Fisher, a massive ticket seller, whose father’s ‘bosh’ catchphrase and love of Chinese food has caught fan attention, is signed to Matchroom and has been embraced by Hearn. His popularity, his ability to put bums on seats, and the fact he hasn’t had an extensive amateur background make him an ideal possible scalp for the Paschal Collins-trained Dub.

However, for those exact same reasons, Hearn is unlikely to make a match between the pair just yet. Speaking to Irish-boxing.com he did admit it was one of interest, a fight that would entertain but one that he would look at making down the line.

“That would be a great fight and I see those two fighting in time to come,” Hearn said.

The Essex fight maker who promotes Katie Taylor’s undisputed world title defence against Argentina’s Karen Elizabeth Carabajal at Wembley on Saturday, a card Fisher fights on, also indicated he’d use the Irish big man if does come to Dublin with the Irish Icon, Taylor next year.

Next up he hopes to have Carty on the show DAZN will air involving the Dubliner’s manager Dillian Whyte next month.

“Thomas might go on the Dillian Whyte card, we are talking about that at the moment with Dilian and we are looking forward to seeing him back in action.”

Hearn’s sole Belfast fighter Caimhin Agyarko was due to fight in London this weekend but pulled out with a hand injury. The Matchroom boss admitted he was ‘gutted’ for ‘Black Thunder’ but assured big nights, possibly in Belfast await.

“I’m gutted for [Caoimhin Agyarko] this is the perfect platform for him. He’s moved up to Liverpool, and he’s working hard up there, but he’ll be back early next year. You’ll see him move on and we want to bring a big fight for him back to Belfast and I believe he’s going to win world titles.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com