Tommy McCarthy up and running after victory

Tommy McCarthy
Tommy McCarthy

Tommy McCarthy got his professional career off to a flying start in Dewsbury Leisure Centre on Saturday night.

McCarthy was just too skilled and slick for Rolandas Cesna as he stopped him in the third round of their contest.

The Belfast cruiserweight had a outstanding amateur career and he is now looking to make his mark in the professional ranks.

“I was happy with the win and I will be looking to be out again at the end of June or the beginning of July.

“The plan is to be busy, keep winning and move up the ladder.

“It was great to get a stoppage on my debut and it was a good performance,” he added

McCarthy added that he was glad to have signed a two year deal with Pat Magee.

“Pat is genuine and it is hard to find someone in boxing that is genuine. I had signed with an American crew - and I had no problem in going to America - but they failed to pay me.

“Pat has done a great job with Brian Magee and hopefully the two year deal will go on longer than that.”

McCarthy insists he will stay at cruiserweight for now.

“Yes. I will stay at cruiserweight until I naturally grow into being a heavyweight. I want to rule the cruiserweight division.”