'I'm 18 months away from competing for a world title': Feargal McCrory interview

Chris Glover
15/10/2019 10:32pm

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Feargal McCrory speaks to Chris Glover about his move to the USA, world title ambitions and much more...

Undefeated Irishman Feargal McCrory has landed in New York as he looks to set to finalise a fight date Stateside in the coming weeks.

McCrory, who won four Irish titles as an amateur, has been punch perfect in the professional ranks, winning his first 11 bouts with five coming inside the scheduled distance. The Tyrone native will now be based out of Brooklyn, New York, under the guidance of world-renowned trainer/manager Andre Rozier.

McCrory opened up to BM about his move to the US and what changes the transatlantic transfer will make to his career.

The undefeated 27-year-old stated, "Well firstly I am planning on moving down to featherweight, and that is something that my whole team is behind me doing. I have always been comfortable at super featherweight so I feel that a move down to featherweight will open some new and exciting doors for me and will give me a better opportunity to win a world title at 126lbs which is my goal.

"Moving over to the USA and to the fight capital of the world New York City with Andre Rozier's Team Havoc is the stuff of dreams. I'm so grateful to everybody involved in the Havoc setup for giving me the opportunity to join this elite setup and I believe alongside the team, and when still training with John Breen when I'm back home in Ireland, I have all the ingredients to take my career right to the top."

McCrory joins a featherweight division which also features two of his fellow countrymen in Carl Frampton and Michael Conlan who are both promoted by global juggernauts Top Rank.

McCrory discussed his plans to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Conlan and Frampton.

He said, "Mick Conlan and Carl Frampton are absolute legends in Irish boxing. Carl has been a two-weight world champion and I firmly believe Mick Conlan will become a world champion within the next 12 months and if there's a massive Irish show in New York, I would love to be a part of it.

"They are both greats from where I'm from and my ambition is to get up there where they're at. I believe I'm 18 months away from competing for a world title, but I firmly believe that I will continue to develop into a world level fighter under Andre and the team and when the times right I will show that on US soil and eventually back on Irish soil someday."