Tommy McCarthy to fight in Belfast on August 1

Tommy McCarthy
Tommy McCarthy

Tommy McCarthy will top a big Belfast show on August 1.

The 24-year-old will be looking to extend his unbeaten record to six fights when he headlines his first ever card at an “exciting venue”, to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The cruiserweight prospect fights in Belfast for only the second time and hopes to continue his progression up the ranks with a testing opponent.

And manager Pat Magee believes his fighter has the tools to deliver at the top level.

“I think Tommy is the best prospect at any weight in Irish boxing at the minute.

“He has proven himself as an amateur. He was fighting men as a boy.

“At light heavy and heavyweight he was fighting men in his teens. You don’t get that at the lower weights. He has the talent to go all the way,” Magee said.

“He has pedigree from the amateurs and the longer distances and smaller gloves further play to his advantage.

“With his experience we can put him on the fast track.

“We hope to combine fighting in England and Belfast.

“There are enough professionals out their to support shows in Belfast.

“If we can start building and get TV back involved we can build from there. These are exciting times and Tommy has real ability that we can build on.”