Brett McGinty to debut on TV show this Friday

Brett McGinty will make his debut out of the blue and under the spotlight this coming Friday.

The 22-year-old has been added to the Mick Hennessy’s Channel 5 broadcast fight card.

The Ricky Hatton trained fighter punches for pay for the first time on the same card as Monaghan’s Stevie McKenna, on a bill topped by a Shakan Pitters versus Craig Richards British light heavyweight title fight.

McGinity, who was always one of those ‘made for the pros’ amateurs, will benefit exposure wise as the clash will be broadcast as live on terrestrial TV post the main event.

The former Oakleaf BC amateur signed pro terms with the LA based management company that look after Jason Quigley, the McKenna brothers Stevie and Aaron as well James Power late last year.

Speaking to at the time he was hopeful of making his debut in early 2020 and predicted a busy year.

As for most boxers things didn’t go to plan and McGinty has yet to be seen in a pro ring.

That changes this Friday night as he punches for pay on a relatively high profile TV card.

A successful amateur, McGinty won European Schoolboys bronze, Commonwealth Youth silver, and captained Ireland at the 2016 World Youth Championships.

As a Senior, the Ulster youngster is a two-time Ulster runner-up and twice Irish Elite runner-up.

A long-time amateur welterweight [69kg/152lbs], McGinty moved to middleweight [75kg/165lbs] in 2017 and is expected to fight as a middleweight [72.5kg/160lbs] in the pros.

Born in Derry and trained out of the Oakleaf Gym in the city, McGinty has lived his life in the Donegal village of St Johnston.

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