McCarthy makes impressive start to professional career

Stop Rolandas Cesna and Tommy McCarty will make a statement was the sentiment indicated by manager Pat Magee before the big Belfast punchers pro debut on Saturday night.

And that is exactly what the former Irish amateur did in Dewsbury Leisure Centre.

The former Senior heavyweight champion, who looks set to campaign at Cruiserweight as a pro, made an eye catching start to pro life.

Before Saturday’s contents experienced journey man, Cesna had only been stopped once and that stoppage, a fourth round TKO suffered at the gloves of Stevie Taylor, was deemed soft.

However, McCarthy broke the Lithuanian down before the fight was called to a halt 43 seconds into the third stanza.

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