Fearless Feargal McCrory hoping for big Belfast fight


Feargal McCrory [6(3)-0] believes he has proven his worth to Eddie Hearn, and now he wants to be given the chance to make a statement once again on the next Sky Sports Belfast bill.

Back in June the Coalisland super feather was put on the Ryan Burnett v Lee Haskins undercard at the SSE Odyssey Arena as a local ticket-seller. McCrory grabbed his opportunity and demolished former BBBoC Central Area champion Paul Holt inside two rounds, a career best win.

‘Fearless’ Feargal will be back at the same venue on the October 21st Ryan Burnett v Zhanat Zhakiyanov undercard, and he now wants an even bigger fight.

“I think the ticket-selling got me on the first show, and my performance got me on this show,” McCrory told Irish-Boxing.com at the first official press conference for the show.

A hungry fighter, McCrory outlined that “I’m very hard on myself. I never like to rest or think something was enough because if you do that you get lazy and you can lose concentration.”

“We have a lot of positives to take out of the last fight, he was a southpaw, he was a former Central Area champion, he was very tough, he came to win, but I still think I could have done him earlier.”

“My performance the last time, I did well in periods but I was a wee bit over-eager to perform and impress and I felt I was smothering my work a bit when I had him hurt.”

“It’s something I’ve been working on in the gym and I will rectify it in the next fight.”

On the same card, higher up the bill, Belfast super feather James Tennyson takes on Scottish lightweight champ Darren Traynor. This is the sort of level of opponent that McCrory is hopeful for.

The Tyrone southpaw stated that “we really, really want a big fight.”

“It’s a business, and it makes business sense to have a big fight, a hard fight – to learn, to improve to develop. Eddie Hearn, Matchroom, and Sky Sports are the people that can deliver that.”

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