Molly McCann wasn’t going to miss out on the rewards that come with success following her emphatic knockout over Luana Carolina in London on the 19th of March. Indeed, on the Monday morning that followed her famous win at the 02 Arena, McCann tweeted Eddie Hearn asking for tickets to the biggest upcoming fight in women’s boxing history between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano on the 1st of May.
You can of course see why McCann is desperate to be part of what will be a landmark night in the sport given that the latest boxing odds price both fighters at 10/11 to win.
What’s more, the most up-to-date boxing tips can’t pick a winner either with the contest, as of the end of March, far too close to call. Simply put, it is a mega fight that will shake not only women’s boxing but also the ground that the whole of the boxing world stands on and this is ultimately why McCann, realizing that her stock was sky-high, tried to strike when the iron was hot by asking Hearn for a ticket to the hottest show in town.
The Scouser was in luck, just seven minutes after tweeting Hearn, the promoter replied by saying: "After your performance on Saturday it’s on me!"
And just like that, McCann is set for New York in late April but could she one day command an audience of the same size for one of her own fights? It should be said that anyone who watched her brutally knock Carolina out with a devastating spinning elbow would agree that she is destined for the top, and perhaps even likely to one day also be invited to Madison Square Garden to fight.
Indeed, the revolving elbow move which saw the Brazilian unconscious before hitting the floor of the Octagon was one of the most chilling that the world of women’s MMA has seen for a long time. Revealingly, it also took Carolina an unprecedented amount of time to come back to consciousness.
As unsavoury as these things can be to hear at times, it certainly matters given that McCann’s knock-out ability is now her biggest attribute and will open countless doors in the industry for her. After all, a fighter lives and dies by their reputation, and thanks to a merciless spinning elbow, McCann now has the attention of the watching world.
It may sound like a strange thing to hear given that McCann isn’t a spring chicken and rather 31 and in the prime of her fighting life, but her story is an inspiring one that could result in the Liverpudlian going on to enjoy success late in the days of her career.
This is certainly a story to watch over the next few months and years and another reminder that as far as the goings-on in the Octagon go, you’re never too old to begin your journey to the top if you’re clinical enough when it counts.
First things first though, McCann has a date in New York for the 1st of May to watch a boxing match before her path to the summit of the flyweight division can continue.