Introducing: Thomas Carty – ‘I can guarantee you are going to see people hit the deck’

It’s more a case of the smaller they are the harder they’ll fall according to Thomas Carty.

The recently turned over heavyweight has test ran some 10-ounce pro gloves of late and can’t see how he won’t do major damage with less padded tools.

The confident Dub believes even the biggest of fighters won’t be able to take his power with the smaller gloves on.

Indeed, the latest addition to the Celtic Warrior Gym guaranteeing carnage once he steps through the pro ropes.

Speaking to after he officially confirmed his pro transition Carthy said: “I have gotten a couple of small gloves sent out to me recently and I can guarantee you are going to see people hit the deck when they fight me. Those gloves are no joke and the way I’m feeling, and I’m boxing a long time, I’m the best I have ever been and I’m developing week by week. I’m so excited to get the show on the road,” he explained before owning his excitement.

“It’s very exciting. I’m not going to try and lie to you and say I am calm and composed about it. Everything is new to me, the ring name. walkout tunes, medicals, this that and the other.”

Carty, who believes is very close to announcing a debut date, has been flirting with turning over for nigh on a year now.

Camps with Lawerence Okolie and Derek Chisora acted as a pre-pro pre-season and also served to spark interest from the great and good of boxing across the Irish sea.

However, the former Glasnevin and Crumlin amateur has signed with a manager closer to home and a promoter further afield.

The National Elite Championship finalist points to a number of reasons Murphys Boxing, who work with Spike O’Sullivan, Ray Moylette, Niall Kennedy and Craig O’Brien, were the promoters from him.

“I don’t want to get into who else was at the table. People know the camps I was in and let’s just say the outfits that were interested were not too far removed from those camps.

“I just felt the American route suited me. Considering I am Irish I can’t fight for a British or Commonwealth title, not that I would fight for them either, it would have been difficult enough to pursue a route in the UK. Where are you on these promoter’s priority lists? The American route, considering I have family there it makes sense. It’s always been something I wanted to. When I dreamed of being a pro I always dreamed of America.”

Boston as a fighting base for a young Irish heavyweight isn’t a bad idea and it’s something the big man is confident he can make work.

“I’ll fight wherever but if I had a choice I’d be out in America all the time. I have a lot of family in Boston and Murphys are Boston based. I have family in the Cops out there so It could work out there. I think there will be a big media push when I do eventually fight out there. I am hoping to get out there as soon as COVID allows.”

The trust held in Dublin trainer Pascal Collins, who is the Irish link man to Murphys, also played a part in Carty knocking back some big British names, as did a keep busy promise.

“Obviously, I have been training in Pascal’s gym for a long time, even as an amateur and even then he has always had my best interest at heart. It’s only when you get to see the business of boxing in the UK and that you see it’s a rare thing to find.

“The fact that Pascal always had my back regardless of whether I was going to sign for him, obviously he was prospecting it at some stage, he was never pushy and gave honest advice. Then when I weighed up all the options I felt Murphys and Pascal were the best options for me.

“Murphy’s and Pascal outlined a plan that keeps me busy as possible.I’m going all in here. I have no part-time job this is everything to me and everyone that knows me knows that. I want someone who has a real interest in me and that will play on the hype, because there is a lot of hype about me turning over.”

Carty was set to debut in Belgium on a UFC Fight Pass card on May 1 but the card fell through due to travel restrictions. understands a new debut date will be confirmed very soon.

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