Eddie Hearn accidentally reveals Tommy McCarthy v Chris Billam Smith plans – Irish Boxing


Tommy McCarthy [18(9)-2(1)] and Chris Billam Smith [12(10)-1(0)] will settle their grudge in week one in every of Battle Camp 2 if Eddie Hearn’s notes are to be believed.

It was revealed ‘The Mac Assault’ would defend his British title in opposition to the Commonwealth champion inside minutes of the cruiserweight making a profitable first defence of his European title in opposition to Alexandru Jur on Could fifteenth.

It since emerged the vacant British title would even be on the road and that one of many Battle Camp playing cards would host the conflict.

In the present day [Thursday] Hearn appeared to let slip the eagerly anticipated from out of nowhere grudge match would populate the primary Battle Camp instalment.

It seems McCarthy v Billam Smith will play out on the identical card that will probably be topped by Conor Benn v Adrian Granados and also will function Shannon Courtenay v Rachel Ball 2, Jack Cullen v Avni Yildrim, and appearances for Campbell Hatton, Anthony Fowler, and Sandy Ryan.

Whereas unconfirmed, this card appears to be like set to happen within the Brentwood mansion on Saturday July thirty first.

Plans for the packed Battle Camp schedule got here to mild with Hearn unintentionally unveiling the line-up in a photograph of himself and a fan that was posted on Twitter.

“This yr’s Battle Camp will probably be on an entire new stage by way of the playing cards and the primary occasions,” the Matchroom chief instructed DAZN earlier this week.

“The leisure, the presentation, every part will probably be souped up for the 2021 Battle Camp. Though we’ve solely finished one to this point, we’re actually hoping to make this a little bit of a flagship occasion for Matchroom Boxing.”

“The worth we had as a enterprise by means of creating Battle Camp was second to none as a result of the world was watching, with no reside occasions, or just a few occasions in a studio someplace in a cul-de-sac.”

“Rapidly, we got here out with fireworks blazing, electrical ring walks, in our backyard at our HQ. And the reception we obtained, though we misplaced some huge cash, was nice for our enterprise even when not worthwhile.”

“This yr, once more, it received’t be about making some huge cash. We will probably be investing all of it into the manufacturing and the fighters.”

An official announcement had been mooted for subsequent Monday however, contemplating at present’s leak, affirmation could come sooner.


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