Eddie Hearn has something big planned for Dublin big man Thomas Carty

by Jonny Stapleton
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The Matchroom promoter was impressed with the Celtic Warrior Gym fighter’s performance when he brought DAZN and big-time boxing to Dublin in May.

The Essex fight maker was surprised by the atmosphere generated when Carty opened the TV portion of the May 20 3Arena hosted Katie Taylor topped bill by knocking Scottish Champion Jay McFarlane out.

Indeed, he claimed it was one of the best he experienced for an undercard fight. As a result, he will give the Dillian Whyte-managed BUI Celtic heavyweight champion a more prominent position on the Cameron-Taylor II card come November 25.

He confirmed as much in Dublin last week and also revealed the popular Phibsboro prospect will be in a fight of note.

“The great thing about Katie Taylor coming to Dublin is it gives all those fighters on the undercard including Thomas Carty a massive opportunity. Thomas will be in a big fight, an exciting one we think, possibly for a title,” he said. “When we had Carty walk out so early that was one of the best atmospheres I’ve seen for an undercard fight.”

Hearn also confirmed Olympian Emmet Brennan (inset) will fight two-weight BUI Celtic champion Jamie Morrissey on the undercard of the Chantelle Cameron – Katie Taylor rematch.

Liam Gaynor has also won the Irish boxing lottery by securing a place on the bill. The Kilnamanagh fighter gets rewarded for taking risks against Belfast Colm Murphy either side of Christmas and will be hoping it’s third-time title lucky when he fights John Cooney for the super featherweight version of the BUI Celtic title.

Who 27-year-old Carty faces remains to be seen, although former Scottish boxing champion and Rugby International Nick Campbell has been strongly linked to the Dub and the massive fight night.

Regardless of who it is, the Bohemians supporter assures his new found standing will ensure the visit to the 3Arena is worth their while.

“They have plenty of potential opponents. I’m looking to see who qualifies for the Celtic and Irish title. I’ve no names at the moment.

“I’m ready and waiting, whoever wants this they can get it. I’ll make sure you’ll get well looked after. It will be worth their while fighting me, it won’t just be me knocking them out for nothing, they’ll get a few quid and I’ll get my Irish title.”

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