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.
“‘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.