Pat McCormack believes he has the perfect team behind him to make it to the top of the sport, after signing a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.
McCormack, a highly-touted amateur talent who struck a silver medal at the 2020 Olympics, signed with Hearn on Thursday, after leaving former promoters, Probellum after two professional fights with the outfit.
The 27-year-old, who has won his opening two bouts by stoppage, believes he now has the platform in DAZN to showcase his star potential as well as the guidance under trainer Ben Davison, who believes the UK may never have produced a fighter like him if he applies himself correctly.
“I just need to be fighting a bit more regularly,” McCormack told proboxing-fans.com.
“That’s literally the only reason.
“Eddie Hearn’s got this show and he’s got a pathway to take you to the top, so that’s the reason.
“Massive broadcast. Massive TV deal. Some of the best shows around the world, so how could I not sign?
“Ben’s an unbelievable coach. He’s got a lot to teach me that he hasn’t taught us yet.
“I think me and him can go to the top together.
— pat mccormack (@PatMcCormack14) October 27, 2022
“I’m just looking forward to the journey.
“I’ve got Ben behind us. Got a good management. Got an unbelievable promoter. I’m in the right hands.”
The Sunderland man will make his Matchroom debut alongside fellow new signing and stablemate, Mark Dickinson on the undercard of Dillian Whyte’s return against Jermaine Franklin at the OVO Arena, Wembley on November 26.
The welterweight prospect says he is looking to increase the level of competition as soon as possible, after blowing away both of his first two opponents inside the opening round.
Asked how quickly he wants to progress to British title level, McCormack replied: “A few more fights.
“Get a few rounds under my belt.
“I’ve had two pro fights and I haven’t been back to the corner yet.
“Obviously I’m going to have to step-up the competition and try and get some rounds in.
“It’s a 12 round fight though, so I need to be ready for a 12 round fight. I’ve only boxed two minutes-and-a-half.”
Watch the full interview with Pat McCormack below: