Saturday will mark the end of the first chapter of Feargal McCrory‘s professional career.
The 3(1)-0 Tyrone fighter will box in his final four rounder in what will also be his last fight at lightweight.
‘Fearless Feargal’ is planning a move down to the packed Irish super featherweight division after his bout with Gyula Tallosi [12(8)-17(8)] on the MHD Promotions dinner show at the Europa Hotel.
The move is one which makes sense for McCrory who told Irish-Boxing.com that “I’ve been on weight for three weeks now and eating like a horse so I’m going down to my correct weight after this one.”
“I believe super featherweight is probably the hardest weight in Ireland and one I can’t wait to get involved in. Anthony Cacace and Jono Carroll are the two main men in Ireland at super feather and two great lads. I want to be at the level them lads are at.”
“Then you have Tennyson, Geraghty and McVarnock who are great fighters also. It’s an amazing weight to be involved in and I look forward to throwing my name in the hat with those lads down the line.”
A fight with MHD lightweight Joe Fitzpatrick [6(4)-0] looked to have been in the works, but is now off the table with the weight change. McCrory is confident of securing further all-Irish fights in the future but noted that the Fitzpatrick fight “could easily have been made for this weekend.”
Saturday night is the first of two scheduled Belfast fight dates for McCrory who is also set to headline the April 22nd Kieran Farrell Promotions card at the Devenish Venue. Here he will box for a minor title over eight rounds, but the Coalisland fighter is not looking that far ahead.
He explained that “every fight at this stage is a world title fight to me. One slip-up and that’s it all over.”
“It gives me great motivation for moving forward and getting straight back into the gym after Saturday night. I have a job to do and my opponent has my full concentration.”
This opponent should not provide too much of a challenge for McCrory, but the 24 year old southpaw is keen to use the opportunity to show of his, so far, under-utilised boxing skills.
On Tallosi, McCrory described how “I’ve been told he’s very awkward but we’ll work things out when we’re in there and I trust in my ability so we don’t expect anything I haven’t already seen. The noise my supporters make will scare the life out of him, that I’m sure of.”
“I’ve been working on my boxing, picking my shots and not just standing having a good tear up. I can fight and I’ve shown that but I want to show people how good a boxer I am also. I want to make him look silly.”
The hugely-ambitious McCrory also took time to thank his sponsors PK Murphy, Hagan’s Bar, and Set Build NI for their support.
Tickets for ‘Inquisition’ are priced at:
£75.00 – VIP Ringside (Including a 4 course meal)
£45.00 – reserved ringside
£35.00 – Unreserved
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