Dublin duo sign for MTK Global

Two Dublin light welterweights have today been confirmed as the newest addition to Mack The Knife Global.

The Irish management outfit have picked up Stephen Carroll and Sean Creagh ahead of a big year in 2018.

Ballyfermot’s Carroll [7(1)-0] had retired earlier this year due to the financial instability of pro boxing, but has been afforded the chance to return under the management behemoth.

After winning the Celtic Nations title last year versus Jamesy Gorman, ‘Shortty’ defended it in February with a hugely impressive away win versus Scottish champion Eddie Doyle in Motherwell.

The 25 year old, now trained by Brian Guy, said that ” “I’m over the moon to sign with MTK. I retired a while ago because I wasn’t busy and I wasn’t active.I wasn’t paying bills as they say, so I’m happy to be with MTK now and hopefully I’ll get to box on some big fight nights in Dublin in the future

Killinarden’s Creagh [7(2)-1(1)] returns to MTK for his second spell, having previously been associated with the outfit back when they were known as MGM.

‘Creaghzy Horse’ has had a good 2017, fighting and winning thrice to rebuild from his only career loss to Tyrone McKenna – and the subsequent bicep surgery.

Last month the 29 year headlined his first ever show, topping an SK Promotions bill at the CityWest Hotel.

Creagh said that “I’m delighted to sign with MTK. I’m just looking forward to getting back into it in the new year now. We have a plan in place and it’s great to have such a good team behind me.”

The pair have a budding rivalry, and a fight between the two has been mooted since early last year.

Such a clash becomes all the more likely now following today’s announcement.


Joe O'Neill

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