Belfast Cruiserweight Tommy McCarthy will collide with Belgium’s Bilal Laggoune for the vacant European title on the undercard of Usyk vs Chisora, live on Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN.

McCarthy battled his way into the spot when he earnt a hard-fought victory over Fabio Turchi last October. 

He faces a tough challenge though, with Laggoune winning five on the bounce since suffering his sole career defeat in February 2017.

McCarthy emphasised: “I can’t wait to fight. This is a brilliant opportunity and huge platform on a Sky Sports Box Office show.

“Winning this European Title leads to a World Title shot and that’s what I’m chasing down.”

Mark Dunlop, manager to McCarthy said: “This is a massive night in Tommy’s career. We know it’s going to be a tough fight against Bilal but I have 100% belief that my man will get his hand raised on the night with a nice, new shiny belt over his shoulder and move one step closer to a World Title shot.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn added: “After a great win in Italy this is a huge chance for Tommy to become European Champion. It’s such an exciting time for the domestic Cruiserweight division and victory against the tough Laggoune will give the opportunity for some huge fights on both domestic and World level.”

McCarthy vs Laggoune joins Selby vs Kambosos Jr on the undercard to Usyk vs Chisora with further announcements due shortly.

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