Manchester – Tommy McCarthy efficiently defended his European cruiserweight title for the primary time by stopping Alexandru Jur within the sixth spherical, twice flooring him with physique pictures.
‘Mac Assault’ is now set to face Bournemouth’s Commonwealth champion Chris Billam-Smith at Matchroom’s subsequent Struggle Camp instalment this summer time.
“I’m delighted,” McCarthy advised Matchroom. “I acquired a couple of rounds in and a stoppage. I acquired every little thing that I wished. We ready for Jur to offer me a superb take a look at. I don’t suppose he anticipated me to return out the best way that I did. It threw him off a bit. I can’t complain.
“I believed it was throughout after the primary knockdown. Feinted to the pinnacle, left hook to the physique and he went over. He went into survival mode after that. It was the identical once more with the subsequent one. I’ve been working onerous with my workforce all by means of camp. We’ve been doing all kinds of drills. We’ve been engaged on being explosive. The S and C coaching was all centered on me being explosive. I’m a tough puncher.
“Every little thing was good this camp – no accidents. I used to be driving them pictures by means of him, it was nice. The pandemic has been nice for me, I’ve saved my head down, stayed within the gymnasium and labored on my entire sport. I hope all people is buzzing again house in Belfast.
“I’ve acquired no downside preventing Chris Billam-Smith, it’s simple work. If that is the hurdle that I’ve to leap over for a world title combat, then so be it. Chris Billam-Smith, cease Tweeting about me, cease speaking about me – we’ll see you at Struggle Camp.”