Feargal McCrory joins the paid ranks and is ready to be a key ingredient of an interesting lightweight/super featherweight domestic mix.
The John Breen trained Belfast man, who has claimed four Irish amateur titles at various levels as well as European bronze and Nations gold as an International, returns to boxing after a sabbatical and is keen to make his mark as early as possible.
McCrory, who has yet to confirm a debut date, doesn’t want to hang around and wants bouts with fellow domestic prospects as soon as possible. Touted prospects such as Jono Carroll, Declan Geraghty, Paul Hyland Jr, Ciaran Bates and James Fryers all compete around the lightweight and super featherweight division at present and McCrory wants to get in the mix as soon as possible.
Speaking about turning pro to Irish-boxing.com McCrory said,
“There was a number of things that prompted me to turn over. I was never really interested in the amateur game so when I decided to go back it was always as a pro. I never let go of my dream to fight for a living, but when my child was born I made the decision that my job wasn’t going to give her the life I wanted her to have. So I have turned pro now and I am looking forward to getting going,” he said before explaining to fans what they can expect.
“My style is very aggressive and I always come forward. I want to please the boxing fans and put bums on seats. I’ll never avoid anyone and I will be looking to fight other prospects quite early in my career.
“My short term goal is to listen to all John (Breen) and Eamonn (Magee) have to say and keep training hard. Every single day I want to learn and I’m prepared make the sacrifices, whereas before I wasn’t 100% committed. I will be campaigning at lightweight for my debut and we will see how it goes after that. We may fight at super-feather weight if an opportunity presents itself, but we will just wait and see. I hope to have my debut very soon. Whenever it is I will be ready and I hope to impress.”