Pádraig McCrory signs management deal with MTK Global

Pádraig McCrory [3(2)-0] is the latest Irish boxer to join the controversial MTK Global stable.

The big-punching St James’s fighter has excited since turning pro last year and cemented his status as an exciting prospect with one punch power thanks to back-to-back knockout victories – the most recent of which saw him render Manny Bique unconscious.

Despite the obvious talent and ticket-selling capabilities, the 29-year-old hasn’t had things easy in his debut pro year.

He has seen shows and fights cancelled last minute and as a new father was open to how difficult things can get without the backing of a big promoter.

However, the Ray Ginley-trained super middle has now signed a management deal with MTK and is excited by the move.

“I’m about being the best,” said McCrory [3(2)-0]. “I signed with MTK because I know they are the team to be with if I want to take my career to the next level.”
“I’ve seen the work they’re already doing with my team-mates Lewis Crocker, the Upton brothers and all the Belfast-based lads and I need to be a part of what’s going on with boxing in the city.”
“The brand is massive and will continue to grow. It’s a pleasure to be a part of it.”MTK Global Professional Development Coordinator Jamie Conlan – a Belfast boxing hero himself – is delighted to have secured the arrival of McCrory.Conlan said that “it’s great to have Pádraig as part of the team and to add to the buzzing boxing scene in Belfast.

“‘Poddy’ is three fights in with two highlight reel knockouts already and they’re a signal of his huge potential. We’re all really looking forward to seeing him push on now in 2018.”

McCrory’s signing means he can no longer talk to Irish media outside of the six counties of Northern Ireland – who are not affected by MTK Global’s boycott of Irish media – but does somewhat dispel rumours that multinational outfit are looking to get out of Ireland altogether.

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