Craig McCarthy to fight undefeated prospect on Brook-Khan card

Craig McCarthy [8(1)-0-1]has secured a career-changing opportunity and a slot on a Sky Sports bill.

The Waterford favourite will fight Bradley ‘Sting’ Rea [11(4)-0] in Manchester on February 19.

The fight will play out on the undercard of the Kell Brook and Amir Khan’s clash.

McCarthy was first scheduled to fight the English fighter on the Chris Eubank- Liam Willams card late last year, but that fight was postponed on a number of occasions, it now goes ahead on another big card.

Rea is a fancied prospect and has proven he is step up ready with victories over Jezz Smith and Lee Cutler last year.

Waterford’s McCarthy will argue the 23-year-olds record and the platform the fight plays out on, provide him with the perfect opportunity to inject real momentum into his career.

Speaking to Irish-boxing.com about the match up previously the southpaw was confident he do his family and Waterford proud.

“I fight with pride for my family and the whole of Waterford. We’ve got it now, so now it’s all about performance and then it’s on to bigger things, trust me. I can and I will, watch me!”

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 sport for a living for 19 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