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I’m willing to fight any Irish cruiser for the Irish strap says history-hungry McCarthy

It looks like Tommy McCarthy is going the British route. Defeat John Lewis Dickinson in Glasgow on May 28th and he is one win away from a shot of Ovill McKenzie’s domestic Cruiserweight crown.

It’s the path that makes the most business sense, and one that opens doors to big TV fights, but McCarthy would still like to fight for the Irish title.

The popular Belfast big man claims it would be an honour to fight for the strap and that he is willing to fight any Irish cruiser for the green strap.

Indeed, McCarthy sees it as a chance to make history, the former Irish National heavyweight champion would be the country’s first ever black champion.

“Definitley I would love to fight for an Irish title,” McCarthy told Belfast Boxers.

“I think the title is vacant at the minute and I Ā don’t know what crusierweights are knocking around, but it is something I would like to do.

“It would be a proud moment for me to win an Irish title, I would probably be the first black Irish champion in history, who doesn’t want to make history. If anyone wants to fight me for it I am willing.”

Luke ‘The Duke’ Watkins is one that has expressed an interest in fighting for the strap, while Ian Tims has said it’s a fight he would take. Gary Sweeney is also competing at cruiser, but is just one fight into his pro career, his brother Micheal Sweeney may be another option.


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