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Explosive Craig McCarthy predicts second round KO on UK debut

Both the situation and Craig McCarthy [3(0)-0] will be ‘fucking deadly’ Saturday night claims the Waterford man.

‘Built 2 Last’ is certainly excited going into his fourth pro outing, a big turn around from this time last week when things didn’t look good for a host of Irish fighters.

The Déise ticket-seller was one of a host of pugilists that saw National Stadium fights fall through along with the ‘The Beginning’ card but, not only have his management Assassin ensured fight camp didn’t go to waste by securing him a clashm they have delivered a bout McCarthy is more than excited about.

The Steven O’Rourke-trained super middle gets to fight at the famous York Hall against a yet to be confirmed opponent and the chance to fight at the historic venue is the stuff of dreams for McCarthy.

“Fighting in York Hall just makes me want to explode, this is fucking deadly man, it’s warrior stuff,” McCarthy told Irish-Boxing.com before continuing with the explosive theme by predicting a second round KO. 

“I honestly don’t know who I am fighting and I don’t want to know, it makes it more exciting for me. I’m predicting a second round KO. I’m hitting very hard and my fighting level has gone up a few gears so don’t blink.”

Just to have a fight should be enough for McCarthy with the cancellation, but he claims he always trusted Assassin to pull something out of the bag.

“I’m over the moon to have a fight arranged so soon and, honestly, hand on heart I wasn’t worried. I knew it would all come good and my team would step up which they have. I kept positive,” he added before explaining what he did with an extra week added to camp.”

“I basically just tipped away, held back and did a bit in training because I was ready.”

BTL really announced himself on the scene last time out when winning on the top of a Waterford bill in front of a massive and vocal support.

It became clear that Waterford have in McCarthy, Rohan Daté, Dylan Moran and Barry Barnes, fighters to get behind and the fan base to run successful and entertaining cards.

No doubt McCarthy is hoping to return home, but wants to do so in a title fight.

“I’m hoping to get maybe another two fights this year and Waterford early next year in a title shot. That way I can give my Deise families more excitement and we can ‘bring it home’.”

“It’s coming home, it’s coming home, boxing’s coming home!”

Photo Credit: Laszlo Geczo Photography


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