You ain’t seen nothing yet, suggests Pat Magee when asked about Tommy McCarthy.
The Belfast Cruiserweight has looked very impressive en route to 8-0, registering five stoppage wins and accounting for the experienced Courtney Fry along the way.
However, it’s only when the former Senior Champion takes a step up will you see the best of him according to his manager.
McCarthy is penciled in to fight former British and Prizefighter champion Jon Lewis Dickinson in a British title eliminator on a Matchroom show believed to play out in Belfast on April 30th.
And rather than be worried about the step up in class Magee, who guided the career of former World champ Brian Magee (no relation), is excited about the prospect of his prospect stepping up.
“If you look at Tommy’s amateur background these are the types of fights he needs to get a test. He has fought the best in the World at amateur level and journey men, who do a job and all credit to them for that, are not going to test him or teach him much,” Magee told Irish-boxing.com.
“Most of them are tough lads who know how to survive. They are hard to stop and Tommy has done well to stop a number of them. You will see more of what Tommy is capable of when he fights fighters with ambition, who come to have a go and leave themselves open to be caught.”
“Tommy will have to be prepared to take risks now as will his opponents and that is when he will look good.”