Feargal McCrory: “I’d fight Hylo next week”

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‘Fearless’ Feargal McCrory did not mince his words following his win on the ‘Another Level’ card at the Europa Hotel last night – he wants to fight Paul Hyland Jr.

The Coalisland lightweight moved to 3(1)-0 following an exciting 40:37 win over Ivailo Boyanov, his first fight in eight months, on the MHD Promotions show in Belfast.

While he was not entirely pleased with his performance, the Tyrone fighter was happy to get a tough fight in. Speaking to Irish-Boxing.com afterwards, McCrory explained that “because we’re being starved of fights, we have to have hard fights to make up for lost time.”

“There’s no question I could have boxed better, I could have performed better.”

“Obviously there was a little bit of rust but I felt good coming into it.”

“It’s probably the best camp I’ve ever had, but he was better than his record suggested. He fought Conor Benn, and Conor Benn did him in a round, but that was a lot heavier [welterweight] than where we fought.”

“But we wanted four hard rounds and that’s what we got and we go again in four weeks [on the November 5th Red Corner show in Dublin].”

The 24 year old took aim at headliner Paul Hyland Jr, one of the jewels of the MHD crown, and confidently stated that “I’d fight Hylo next week,” while trainer John Breen stressed that “genuinely, two more fights and we’ll fight Hylo. They don’t want it!”

The fan-favourite feels that “we were kept till the end because we bring all the numbers, they didn’t want the main event happening with no one there.”

“I come, I bring the money, lets make me and Hylo happen.”

McCrory also took the time to thank his sponsors, “PK Murphy, who was there before we even had a debut mentioned, Home Style Furnishings in Moy, Traditional Stoves Donegal, and all the supporters who came down.”

Joe O'Neill

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