The Derry middleweight will compete in the Ireland’s Last Man Standing contest which will play out in the National Stadium in Dublin on March 3rd.
The Red Corner and Assassin Promotions show offers a massive money reward for the eventual winner and, aligned with knockout bonuses, the winner could makea yfew years worth of money in a single night.
However, like his fellow competitor Chris Blaney, McGlinchey seems motivated by straps not cash. The Glenn McCrory-trained fighter says he entered as it was the best route to an Irish title shot.
The winner of the Last Man Standing contest will be mandatory of Luke Keeler’s Irish middleweight title and that appeals to the exciting pro novice.
“I’ve always said I wanted an Irish title so when I win this that puts me as mandatory and I’ll be knocking on Luke Keeler’s door looking for an Irish title shot,” said McGlinchey told the Derry Journal.
The Commonwealth Games bronze medalist believes that the competition will help clear the field, and outlined how if he wins that “I will have eliminated all the other middleweights that are there. Jason Quigley is looking to fight for bigger things. Connor Coyle is going well in America. Unless Darren Cruise wants another shot then there’s nobody in my way.”
“I’ll go and win this first and then go for the Irish title,” continued the Creggan man before stressing victory on the TV card could raise his profile and fast track his career.
“Last Man Standing is definitely going to be a chance to make my mark in the division. But it would be an amazing 2018 if I won the Last Man Standing and then the Irish title. I’ll go and win this first and then go for the Irish title. Last Man Standing is definitely going to be a chance to make my mark in the division.”
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