Carty to party on as part of Katie undercard

by Jonny Stapleton
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Jonny Stapleton

Thomas Carty will be one of the stars of a ‘thrilling’ Katie Taylor -Chantelle Cameron II undercard promises Eddie Hearn.

Taylor will look to avenge her sole career defeat when she rematches the undisputed light welterweight champion of the world at the 3Arena on November 25 and Dublin’s boxing big man will be in a ‘big’ fight on the bill.

The Celtic Warrior Gym fighter was one of the big winners the last time the Matchroom juggernaut and the DAZN cameras rolled into town.

The 27-year-old opened the TV portion of the card in style with a stoppage win over Scott Jay McFarlane, winning an eagerly anticipated heavyweight dust-up to become the first-ever BUI Celtic heavyweight champion.

The win, the performance and the reception received ensures the Dillian Whyte-managed Dubliner will have a slot on Matchroom’s return to Dublin this Autumn and according to Hearn he will appear in a fight of note on the massive bill.  

“Thomas Carty will be in a big fight,” said Hearn.

Carty has made no secret of his desire to become the first man to hold the Irish heavyweight title since Tyson Fury and his BUI Celtic title win makes him green strap eligible.

That quite possibly may be the route they look to go down, although finding an eligible opponent has proved difficult.

Galway’s Gary Sweeney has been mentioned and expressed a willingness but the Paschal Collins-trained heavyweight has expressed concerns with regard to the natural cruiserweight’s desire to trade leather.

There has also been talk of a fight with Matchroom ticket seller Johnny Fisher, although it’s understood that is a fight Eddie Hearn and co want to let build.

Speaking further on the undercard makeup Hearn said there will be fights of note for all his Matchroom signed fighters.

Kildare’s Gary Cully could rematch Jose Felix Jr who shocked him on May 20. Paddy Donovan of Limerick will get a step up outing, while the Essex promoter has offered Troy Williamson the chance to fight Belfast star Caoimhin Agyarko.

Thomas Carty is walked to the ring by UFC figher Johnny Walker for his vacant Boxing Union of Ireland celtic heavyweight title fight with Jay McFarlane at the 3Arena in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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