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Tommy McCarthy upsets Turchi on the road

Big win away from home for Tommy McCarthy. Vittorio Parisi reports
Tommy McCarthy
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Trento • October 11

BELFAST cruiserweight Tommy McCarthy won a split but fully deserved decision over former Italian champion Fabio Turchi at the PalaTrento in what the main event of a show presented by Matchroom and Opi Since 92.

Special guest was legendary Panamanian “Manos de Piedra” Roberto Duran.

The 12-rounder started slowly with Florence’s Turchi on the front foot but already in the second round a straight right stunned the Italian southpaw. Turchi was the aggressor in the third round also but McCarthy remained calm, boxing efficiently from the back foot and countering with straight right and right hooks.