Tommy McCarthy smiles broadly after victory over Fabio Turchi in Italy
Tommy McCarthy bagged the biggest win of his career with a superb victory over Fabio Turchi in northern Italy.
McCarthy, who was stopped in four rounds by Richard Riakporhe in March, got his career firmly back on track by handing Turchi his first defeat to claim the WBC international cruiserweight title via a split decision after a terrific tear-up in Trento.
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The home fighter kept McCarthy on the back foot in a cagey opening round and tried to up the pressure in the second but was caught by a short right hand.