Finally! – New fight date confirmed for Big Tommy McCarthy


Two days on from signing a management deal with Mark Dunlop, Tommy McCarthy [11(6)-1(0)] has had his return to the ring confirmed.

Almost one year to the day since his last fight, the Lenadoon cruiserweight will box on the Team Wilton/Boxing Ireland Promotions/Prospect Boxing bill on Saturday November 17th at the Shorts Sports and Recreation Centre in Belfast.

Commonwealth silver medallist and former top amateur McCarthy will fight in a comeback six-rounder on the ‘Back in Belfast’ card on the Holywood Road as he looks to rack up another win and quickly return to big domestic fights.

‘The Mac Attack’ fought twice in quick succession last Autumn but has been frustratingly inactive since and has been keeping himself sharp through sparring camps with some top names across Europe and Asia.

With the inactivity going on too long, McCarthy left MTK Global last month and was confirmed to have linked up with Dunlop earlier this week.

Now set to return to the ring, McCarthy, who will have turned 28 by fight night, will be hoping to start the next chapter of his career with a bang.

Additionally, the encouraging co-operation between Irish promoters and managers should be noted as the schedule and calendar on the island remains in quite busy.

McCarthy features on the card next month alongside flyweight headliner Luke Wilton, welterweight Tony Nellins, cruiserweight prospects Conor Cooke and David Jamieson, and debutants Kelvin McDonald at super feather and Cathy McAleer at super fly

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie