More to come from Carmichael
By Jonny Stapleton
Conall Carmichael has made an impressive start to pro life with two victories in as many weeks, but warned the domestic cruiserweight contingent there is a lot more to come.
It wasn’t quite ‘you aint seen nothing yet’ after he defeated a dogged Paul Morris in the Holliday Inn last Saturday week. The Harry Hawkin’s trained fighter is too modest and polite for that. However, the 1999 Senior champion does feel the higher level of opponent the greater his performance levels will be.
Carmichael is a counter puncher by nature and knows he won’t get to display hi preferred style of fighting until he progresses past journey men in the early stages of his career.
The 33 year old is confident he can continue to string the victories together, but believes he will look a more polished when he is faced with a fighter trying to win and not just survive.
“I think I people will see me at my best as the level of opponent improves. When he came at me a bit more you got to see what I could do. I like people to come at me and throw punches. I am a counterpuncher. My last opponent was a mover and liked to go on the back foot. I like people to come at me and you will see a lot more of what I can do when I get the chance to counter,” the Belfast man told
The noted former amateur campaigner believes applying some boxing WB40 and ridding himself of some ring rust will also induce improvements.
“I got some ring rust off on my debut. That was my first fight in over a year. It always takes me one or two fights to get back into it. As long as I stay busy I know I can begin to move up the ladder. I was happy with my performance. The guy was tough and rugged and I knew he was going to be hard work. It has been with heavyweights and I knew he would be hard to put away.”
Carmichael may have joined the paid ranks a little latter than others, but he is making up for lost time and hopes to be out again in May.
“I have another fight next month. I am looking to try and stay busy as possible. In a year or so I would like to fight for an Irish title and then possibly look at a British title. If a Prizefighter came up I would love a go at that too.”