Feargal McCrory.

BOXING: McCrory fights in Philly on Friday

“I’m ready and raring to go,” Feargal McCrory declared on Monday, ahead of his six-round scrap with Brazilian Eduardo Pereira Dos Reis at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia this Friday. “I’m really excited to get back in there.”

The Tyrone lightweight nicknamed “Fearless” returns to action in a potentially tricky contest against an opponent with a rep as a puncher. Although 24-11 in the paid ranks, 19 of Dos Reis’ victories have been via stoppages, suggesting that he’s a big puncher.

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“It will be a dangerous fight – and I’ll have to be 100 percent,” McCrory, who’s 13-0 [6 KOs] conceded. “But these are the challenges I came to America for. The greater the challenge the better I perform.”

He’s been training hard under Colin Morgan at the latter’s Bout Fight Club in lower Manhattan

This will be McCrory’s third fight in a row States-side after his quick KO of another Brazilian, Aelio Mesquita, in Atlantic City last month – and a six-round unanimous points decision over Cesar Cantu in Brooklyn last September.

For tickets to the McCrory-Dos Reis fight, call 914.309.3732 or 914.439.9332.


Clones native “Lethal” Larry Fryers attempts to snap a six-fight winless streak when he faces Joshua David Rivera in a super lightweight contest on April 27 at Sony Hall, in Times Square, Manhattan. They are scheduled to go six rounds.

“I love fighting in New York,” said Fryers [11-6, 4 KOs]. “It’s top class and can’t wait for April 27th to fight there again and put on a show for the fans.”

The Yonkers resident won eleven of his first twelve fights after making his pro debut in 2016. As an amateur, he was an All-Ireland U-21 finalist and an U-23 semi-finalist.

Streaming and additional match information will be announced later. The April 27 show is promoted by BoxingInsider Promotions in association with DiBella Entertainment.


Two nights later in St. Petersburg, Florida, on April 29, Connor “The Kid” Coyle, defends his North American Boxing Association [NABA] middleweight belt in a scheduled 10-rounder against Argentine Fernando Ezequiel Farias at the Hilton Carillon.

Coyle is a perfect 18-0 with 8 KOs. He won the NABA title in May 2022 and successfully defended it with a seventh-round stoppage of Sladan Janjanin last December. He’s the second Derry middleweight to be ranked #4 in the world after John Duddy.

Out of Buenos Aires, Farias is 10-2-2 with four wins by KO.