Padraig McCrory expects Ellison to ask some tough questions

Undefeated Padraig McCrory [10(4)-0] is well aware that this week’s fight with Mickey Ellison [12(4)-2(0)] is set to serve as the toughest of his career so far – ahead of their highly-anticipated showdown on Wednesday’s huge #MTKFightNight.

McCrory returns on the latest action-packed event to come from Production Park Studios in Wakefield, and will be shown live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.

McCrory enjoyed a successful 2019, topped off with stopping Steve Collins Jr to win the BUI Celtic super-middleweight title, but he knows full well he’ll have his hands full with in-form Ellison.

McCrory said: “I’m very excited about getting the opportunity to fight on this show. I thought when lockdown first came into place I could be waiting a long time, so I can’t wait to be back.

“I’m expecting and have trained for a very hard fight. We have looked at a few videos of Ellison and definitely think we can put a game plan together to come out victorious.

“I think it will be strange fighting in front of no crowd as I always sell good tickets and have a good fan base. but we’re all in the same boat so it’s just about adapting to the surroundings.

“I see every upcoming fight as my biggest test so this goes to number one on the list of my hardest fights, but I’m hoping a win in this fight could lead to a shot at a European title, and then that could give me a top 15 world ranking.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: [email protected]