Padraig McCrory’s IBO world title challenge will be aired on Irish terrestrial TV.
The TG4 cameras will make the trip to Germany and broadcast the title fight throughout homes in Ireland.
It’s massive news for McCrory [14(8)-0], his loyal following, and Irish boxing in general.
The Irish-language station has shown a willingness to broadcast boxing recently, becoming home for National Elite Finals night, airing Last Man Standing, a Ray Moylette fight night in Castlebar and the bumper ‘Clash of the Titans’ show from the National Stadium.
They returned to pro boxing just last month when they broadcast MHD’s most recent show and thus Eric Donovan’s magical EU title-winning moment and unlike previously there won’t be a wait for boxing to appear on the box again.
TG4 have secured the Irish broadcast rights to the Wasserman show and broadcast the eagerly anticipated fight between ‘The Hammer’ and Leon Bunn [18(9)-0].
The home favourite was initially meant to fight Daniel Blenda dos Santos for the strap on October 1 but the ankle injury forced the Brazilian out and McCrory, who looked on course for an EU title shot and a fight with Gustave Tamba, steps in.
It means a move in weight for McCrory, who has registered four impressive consecutive step-up knockout wins at super middleweight over the last 18 months, but his team are confident moving up the scales won’t be an issue.
Bunn is undefeated and holds an IBF International title, has strong backing from the Sauerlands’ and has nine knockouts from 18 fights. He also has respectable wins on his record but nothing overly eye-catching – and the fact they took this fight over an EU title fight suggests Team McCrory are very confident.
McCrory’s Conlan Boxing stablemates Kieran Molloy [2(2)-0] and Kurt Walker [3(1)-0] also appear on the card in Germany.
TG4 also confirmed this week that they would air the MHD XXV card on November 19.