Fabio Turchi vs Tommy McCarthy: Everything you need to know about Friday night fight in Italy
This is a fascinating match for Fabio Turchis WBC international cruiserweight title. Promoters OPI and Matchroom Italy have high hopes to get Turchi.
This brand new Italian boxing vehicle needs a figurehead and a lot depends on Turchi also Devis Boschiero, Andrea Scarpa and Emanuele Blandamura all shedding in large fights on these reveals. So hes under a bit of pressure and was back in the end of November about the Matchroom Italy show.
He really had to win against Tony Conquest or the entire series would have turned into a tragedy from an perspective. And he made the win before updating into the WBC International in his fight against Sami Enbom to defend his WBC International Silver name.
Hes at 15 using the WBC (that the WBC names vacant; it was likely to be on the line for Briedis vs Glowacki but ultimately was not ). Yves Ngabu defends against Lawrence Okolie on October 26 and is European winner, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
McCarthy was a really good international amateur, going deep in most major competitions aside in the Olympics (he didnt qualify). And the first phases of his career went well. He lost to Matty Askin in a British title eliminator on things and beat the likes of champ Jon Lewis Dickinson and Courtney Fry. That was in November 2016 and his livelihood simply completely stagnated then.
It should not have done because he put up a fantastic performance against Askin but he simply could not get any meaningful struggles (he did a fantastic sparring though) before he signed with Mark Dunlop overdue. On the night his inactivity showed and he had been stopped at four and McCarthy was the favorite although they took the battle with Richard Riakporhe.
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