Moffett eager to send out another statement of intent
By Jonny Stapleton
PAUL Moffett believes his premier pro win proves he is already capable of mixing at the highest level in Ireland.
The 28 year old former semi pro European champion made his pro bow against the experienced and dangerous Ciaran Healy.
Indeed so confident in his ability is the Down fighter that he agreed to fight the Belfast veteran just four days before what ultimately proved to be a successful debut.
Moffett won the fight, which took place on the under card of Tyson Fury and Martin Rogan’s Irish heavyweight title fight just over a week ago, and he believes the manner in which he recorded the his first paid win confirms he is a level above your average debutant.
www.irish-boxing.com Moffett said he feels the win sends out a statement of boxing intent.
“It feels great to get the first win in the bag. Especially as it came over an opponent not many thought I would beat. No predicted the win would come as easy as I did it. We only took the fight on the Wednesday so I was definitely trying to send out a statement that I’m good enough to mix at a decent level already.”
The all Irish Prizefighter sub is certainly eager to climb the pro ladder at a fast pace and is back in ring as soon as this Friday.
Moffett goes to work on a Holiday Inn show topped by Luke Wilton just 13 days after his debut and once again takes on a respectable opponent. Moffett seems more interested in statements of the boxing kind than an accountant is of the financial ilk and is hoping to send out another message this Friday.
“I’m out again on Friday 27th of April. I am boxing Jamie Bonnes of England. He has six fights and five wins, so again it’s a hard fight on paper. Hopefully this will be another statement and step forward.”
Quick progression in boxing is generally a rush that doesn’t ensure gold, but Moffett claims his amateur and 16 fight semi pro career ensures he ready to be moved along.
“Alio (Wilton) is doing a great job getting me the fights, so all I can say is so far I am very happy with the pro life. I hope to just keep on winning and to get up the ladder. I have been in with and beaten some of the best boys about as an amateur. I’ve nothing to fear as long as I keep living and training properly, which u fully intend on doing,” he added before mapping out the 2012 plan.
“I only turned pro a few weeks ago so to get two fights so quick is very good. I’ll take a week break over the summer then I hope to be out again at least three more times before Christmas.”