McCarthy: I want to rule the Cruiserweight division

TOMMY McCarthy wants to ‘rule’ the Cruiserweight division before setting sights on heavyweight glory.

The former Senior Heavyweight champion registered a debut knock out win on Saturday night, stopping Rolandas Cesna in the third round of a bout in England.

The Belfast puncher fought around 14st 10lbs, but will campaign below the 14st 4lbs limit when he reaches championship level. And the International heavyweight is intent on making a big impression at Cruiser before setting his sights on an interesting heavyweight division.

I will stay at cruiserweight until I naturally grow into being a heavyweight. I want to rule the cruiserweight division,” McCarthy told the Belfast Newsletter before discussing his win.

“I was happy with the win and I will be looking to be out again at the end of June or the beginning of July. The plan is to be busy, keep winning and move up the ladder.

“It was great to get a stoppage on my debut and it was a good performance,” he added

McCarthy has signed a two year deal with Pat Magee and he believes the Belfast manager can help achieve his fight goals.

“Pat is genuine and it is hard to find someone in boxing that is genuine. I had signed with an American crew – and I had no problem in going to America – but they failed to pay me.

“Pat has done a great job with Brian Magee and hopefully the two year deal will go on longer than that.”


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