Feargal McCrory finished the first chapter of his professional boxing story tonight in style.
Fighting in his final four rounder and in his final fight before moving down to lightweight, the Tyrone crowd-pleaser defeated Gyula Tallosi in an exciting fight at the Europa Hotel in Belfast.
Fearless Feargal’s fanatic fans again turned up in force to the MHD Promotions show and were witness to a clinical perfromance from their man before his Hungarian opponent was disqualified in the final round for excessive transgressions.
While McCrory became known in 2016 for his penchant for a war, tonight he showed the other side to his game with a surgical display against a bruiser of an opponent.
Tallosi came out firing, smothering McCrory and trying to work on the inside. Indeed at wimes the Magyar seemed more wrestler than boxer, storming in aggressively and grabbing hold.
McCrory would respond perfectly however, catching the onrushing Tallosi with a shot that sent him out through the ropes. Tallosi would beat the count and see out the remainder of the round as McCrory rushed forward,
The Central European certainly seemed more hesitant in the second stanza as McCrory started to become the aggresor.
The third saw McCrory wrestled to the ground, much to his frustration. He would hurt his opponent with a flurry immediately afterwards before Tallosi has a point deducted for excessive holding. With the bit between his teeth, McCrory would press forward and forced Tallosi down again with a sustained barrage of shots.
Tallosi survived the count again but the fight would end early in the fourth as referee Jason McKay had finally seen enough and disqualified the Hungarian for excessive holding,
The dominant win sees the Coalisland puncher move to 4(1)-0. while the game Tallosi drops to 12(8)-18(8) following his night’s work.
All eyes for McCrory will now be on April 22nd where he will headline the inaugural Kieran Farrell Promotions bill at the Devenish Venue in West Belfast. Here he will jump straight up to eight rounds and fight for a minor title.
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