Headline News

New Year’s Resolutions: Feargal McCrory wants Warren link-up

Some fighters just have perfect ring monikers – and ‘Fearless’ Feargal McCrory [3(1)-0] is one of them.

The Tyrone lightweight is hugely ambitious, wanting big fights from the off, calling out Belfast crowd-pleaser Paul Hyland Jr, and now the three-fight novice has issued something of a ‘come-and-get-me’ plea to Frank Warren.

The well-supported Coalisland scrapper, sponsored by PK Murphy, was left somewhat frustrated following 2016 where he fought just twice – albeit in two tough, entertaining fights against Peter Mellar and Ivailo Boyanov.

McCrory gets going again next month on the February 4th MHD Promotions card at the Europa Hotel against Gyula Tallosi. Surveying his current standing, he told Irish-Boxing.com how “I would’ve liked more fights, and injury prevented me from having a third, but unless you have a promoter you are never guaranteed anything. We hope to have at least four fights in 2017. This is our last four-rounder so we hope to kick on after this and push up the rankings.”

Looking ahead, the John Breen-trained McCrory noted how “I want to stick to my boxing that bit more. I love a good tear up and so do the spectators but there’s easier ways to do things. I am a good boxer and I do hit a lot harder than my record suggests so once I box and pick my shots that bit more then people will take note.”

“As for opponents, I’ll fight anyone, and I’m not just saying that because it sounds good. Once the opportunity presents itself, I’ll step up and prove it.”

The 24 year old southpaw has big ambitions, but admits that he requires a promoter to get anywhere in boxing. However, with his style, skills, and following, McCrory feels that he certainly has the potential. The Ulsterman wants to be considered by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions in particular, especially due to their major plan for Belfast which he believes can dovetail with his own ambitions. McCrory outlined how “we have a plan in place but we want a promoter. If we get that then the plan will work perfectly, what that is exactly is low key at the moment, but it’s something I know I can achieve – and it may well be at super-feather.”

“The main thing this year would be securing a promoter, hopefully Frank Warren. My following is amazing and they deserve big nights in big arenas. The Breen team deserve big nights in big arenas too and I believe I can deliver on the bigger stage to a wider audience and my style is always fan friendly.”

“So we will see.”

Joe O’Neill and Gavan Casey look ahead to 2017 in episode 1 of The Irish Boxing Show

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie