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McCarthy’s immediate British title hopes receive a blow

The scenario that could see Tommy McCarthy fight John Lewis Dickinson for the British cruiserweight title in Scotland now seems unlikely to play out.

There were suggestions if current British champion Ovil McKenzie claimed the European title on April 30 it could pave a way for McCarthy to challenge for the British title on May 28.

The BBBofC have confirmed the winner of ‘Big Tommy’s’ clash with John Lewis Dickinson on the under card of Ricky Burns latest World title tilt will fight Matty Askin in a final eliminator.

The clash with English Champion Askin is set to be for the right to challenge McKenzie for his British strap.However, if McKenzie had won European hounours at the Copperbox he would have out grown the domestic scene. 

Vacation would have opened the door for McCarthy and Lewis Dickinson to fight for the, with the winner promising to defend against Askins.

However, McKenzie has withdrawn from his clash with Dymtro Kutcher due to injury according to boxingscene meaning he will keep his British title for a little longer. 


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