Last November, McLaren reinvented himself as a flyweight
, immediately making his presence felt in the division against contender Anatpong Bunrad.
Last November on the undercard of "ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD" in Manila, Philippines, McLaren recreated himself as a flyweight
, making his presence felt in the weight class immediately against top contender Anatpong Bunrad.
As the defending Commonwealth super flyweight
champion he clinically took apart his Ghanaian challenger, Asamoah Wilson, who was battered into submission with only a little of the sixth round remaining.
The Aston flyweight
is expected to take his bow on a Sports Network show in September, but his thoughts are already turning to world title fights in a variety of far-flung destinations.
division in particular has produced some great fighters and great achievers, but there is one real class act who is in serious danger of not being mentioned in the same breath as his forefathers when history recalls the feats of the little men.
The 24-year-old "I was bang on the 8st 4lb limit there and that's because I want to prove I am a super-fly, who is capable of getting down to flyweight
Broadhurst will then box in Cardiff on April 7 and the 23-year-old says it won't be long before he is swapping blows with the best flyweights
in the world.
Like all the great Scottish flyweights
of the past such as Benny Lynch and Walter McGowan, young Barry has a great left jab - fast, hard and true - and like Benny, Barry is a power puncher.
Also on the bill in separate fights are highly-rated flyweights
Peter Culshaw, the WBU champion from Liverpool, and Belfast's WBF champion Damaen Kelly.
Other national boxers who triumphed were flyweight
Rey Saludar, lightweight Junel Cantancio, light welter Dennis Galvan, light heavy Wilfredo Lopez and lady flyweights
Maricris Igam, Josie Gabuco and bantam Irish Magno, among others.
Promoter Frank Maloney said: "Apart from heavyweight boxing, the flyweights
have always been my favourite division.
A near capacity audience at the venue left content with the promise in hand that Damaen Kelly and Jason Booth, the two top flyweights
in Britain could meet in a Feburary showdown that can return Irish boxing to the fore of the market.
FIFE has a rich history of producing fine flyweights
over the years and new kid on the block Peter Cannon is certainly no exception.
That's the fight that Britain wants, its two top flyweights
going head to head.
Then it will be the turn of Fil-Am Brian Viloria (38-5 with 23 KOs) to step up to the plate when he battles Ukrainian Artem Dalakian (15-0 with 11 KOs) for the vacant WBA flyweight
title three weeks later on Feb.