‘Good looking Big Tom good for Irish boxing’

BY Jonny Stapleton 

Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte has put his fellow big men on notice.

This time around, the established puncher and mandatory challenger for Tyson Fury’s WBC world title isn’t warning he is about to bring about their doom, rather he is letting them know Thomas Carty is coming to cause them problems.

The Brixton Jamaican, whose grandfather Paddy Whyte hails from Dublin, was so impressed with the Cabra southpaw during a Portugal-based sparring camp that he signed him to a long-term managerial contract.

It means Dublin now has a heavyweight with direct access to Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Promotions and a 

potential future player in the most high-profile weight class in the sport.

Whyte made use of his Matchroom links to get the Celtic Warrior Gym fighter on the latest DAZN broadcast card and Carty got the an O2 London party started in impressive fashion on Saturday.    

In just his second professional fight and on the Matchroom cards opening bout, the 25-year-old stopped Igors Vasiljevs with 11 seconds of the third round remaining.

Whyte, who watched from ringside was impressed and speaking after he predicted Irish boxing will only benefit from having a talented big man on the scene.

A December 11 Katie Taylor topped  Matchroom card in Liverpool would appear ideal 

and beneficial to all parties but the Gazette understands American options are being explored. 

‘The Bomber’ is in talks with regard to fighting on the undercard of Donegal native Jason Quigley’s WBO middleweight world title fight with Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade in Boston on November 19.

Caption: Cabra’s Thomas Carthy enters the ring before his heavyweight victory in London’s O2 arena last week 

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