|Date of Birth:||13/09/1998|
|Home Town:||St Johnston|
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Before turning professional in 2020, the 22-year-old from St, Johnston, County Donegal in Ireland enjoyed a glittering amateur career that saw him crowned eight-time National champion; Irish Elite finalist in 2018; European Schoolboys Bronze medallist and Commonwealth Youth Games Silver medallist and is heralded as one of the hottest young talents to turn pro in recent years.
McGinty holds a highly regarded victory over the former elite US amateur star Nikita Ababiy in 2018 in an Ireland v USA match in Boston. Ababiy is now a top undefeated prospect.
He is trained by the former Four-Time, Two Weight World Champion and British great Ricky Hatton at his gym in Hyde, Greater Manchester. McGinty possesses an exciting all action, body-attacking style that mirrors Hatton’s trademark style in his heyday and he’ll be the ideal trainer to develop the young talent.
Hatton said, “I’m extremely excited about Brett’s potential. He has a fan favourite style that people are gonna love. Even though he has a strong, attacking style he has a huge amount of talent as you can imagine with his amateur pedigree. Which he sometimes forgets but given time when all the ingredients fall in to place I think we have a champion of the future.”
In December (2020), Brett signed a promotional deal with Hennessy Sports.
McGinty said, “After what has been a very challenging year, I’m delighted to be joining Hennessy sports to help guide and progress my career. I was days away from making my pro debut back in March and COVID KO’d the world which stalled my debut plans. With the help of my family and team I managed to get through knowing something amazing and exciting was just around the corner for me. And here I am signing with Mick Hennessy and Hennessy Sports. I’m delighted and can’t wait to step through the ropes. I’m on way to achieving all that I have trained for.”Follow Brett McGinty