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Dickinson: McCarthy fight too good to turn down


Former British cruiserweight champion John Lewis Dickinson look set to try his luck at World level after defeating Stephen Simmons for the WBC International silver title last year.

However, he returns to domestic dalliances claiming a clash with Belfast’s Tommy McCarthy was too good to turn down.

The Prizefighter winner and prospect McCarthy were set to fight on Matchrooms planned April 30 show before it was postponed. The pair now look set to trade leather in a British title eliminator in Scotland on the under card of Ricky Burns latest World title attempt in Scotland.

The 29 year old claims the chance to fight on a big Sky show and for the right to fight for the British title again was too good to turn down.

“I’m not going to knock back these opportunities,” said Dickinson, who lost to Courtney Fry a fighter McCarthy beat last Summer.  “I’ve won the British title before but boxing on Sky Sports is the sort of platform I’m after. It’s a win-win situation and could lead to bigger things.

“It will be a good fight against McCarthy. He’s unbeaten so far in his career and seems up for the challenge.”

Dickinson will get a warm up fight in this weekend.

“Originally I was going to fight for an international title on March 26, but with the McCarthy fight being agreed, we have decided to knock it down to a six-rounder,” Dickinson confirmed. “Since last year was quiet it’s good for me to keep busy.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years