Fast-rising super-middleweight Padraig McCrory is the latest fighter announced on the colossal Michael Conlan vs. Vladimir Nikitin bill at Féile an Phobail on August 3.
Atop a quickly-developing bill, Conlan renews his rivalry with fellow Olympian Nikitin on a special #MTKFightNight in Belfast’s Falls Park live on BT Sport in association with Frank Warren & Queensberry Promotions and on live on ESPN+ in the US in association with Top Rank.
With the likes of Belfast boxing heroes Sean McComb, Paddy Barnes and Alfredo Meli already confirmed, McCrory (8-0, 3 KOs) is delighted to earn his slot on a night of history.
McCrory said: “I never would’ve thought there’d be such a massive boxing event in the Falls Park but it’s happening and it looks like it’s going to be massive. It’s a dream to be on it.
“This is huge work MTK Global are doing. They’ve teamed up with Top Rank, ESPN+, Frank Warren and BT Sport and it shows how big it’s getting.
“To bring someone like Bob Arum over to Belfast is massive. For myself, to be here from where I was a year ago – I couldn’t have seen it. I’m on the verge of some big fights.
“It’s going to be crazy. Tickets are really hard to get hold of already and it’s seven weeks away! It’s going to be loud.
“I’ve seen loads of events at Féile and they’re all brilliant. I also boxed on Michael Conlan’s last show, which was amazing – but this is going to be even bigger.”
MTK Global Professional Development Coordinator Jamie Conlan said: “This is great news for Poddy, who’s been going about climbing the rankings in style and is already a very popular figure on the Belfast scene.
“It’s a fantastic stage for emerging talents and we’ve no doubt that along with his team-mates, Poddy will seize the moment and delight his legions of Belfast fans on the night.”