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Tommy McCarthy out to sparkle at the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin


Tommy McCarthy is heading towards title tilt

Tommy McCarthy is heading towards title tilt

Tommy McCarthy is heading towards title tilt

Hot cruiserweight prospect Tommy McCarthy will bid to take another successful step along his professional learning curve when he returns to the ring on February 20 at the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin.

McCarthy, unbeaten in four fights, has already started to make waves on the domestic scene, according to manager Pat Magee who is eager to see him move up in class.

The former amateur star will have a six-rounder on the show which will also feature manager Magee's Dublin light-welterweight Phil Sutcliffe and heavyweight Sean Turner.

Magee hopes next month's fight will kick off a series of bouts to see the Belfast man surge up the British cruiserweight rankings.

Magee said: "Tommy's a big talent and already we are struggling to get people to fight him.

"There are so many cruiserweights in Britain who are wanting to protect their unbeaten records, so they don't want anything to do with Tommy - and he's only had four fights!

"I am putting this show on in Dublin along with Tony Davitt to get this year started for Tommy and it gives all the other guys a chance to stay active which is not easy for Irish fighters.

"I am working on an opponent for Tommy and I want to make sure I get someone who can give him a test. It's not easy but I really want someone to push him .

"He's making very good progress and I have high hopes for him. We just need to make sure that he stays busy and that being the case it will not be long before he is in title contention.

"He has a world class amateur background which helps a lot."

Belfast Telegraph