Point Proven Claims Moffett
BY Jonny Stapleton
Paul Moffett claims he is proving not testing himself by taking on respectable opponents so early in his pro career.
Having defeated two weight Irish champion Ciaran Healy on his debut the Down man on the up buried Jamie Bones, a fighter with a winning record, within a round last Saturday.
It might seem a risky strategy to some and it certainly isn’t a path most novice fighters take, but Moffett claims he is a level above most domestic level and can only prove it by defeated appreciated foes.
The former European semi pro champ and amateur of note stresses because of his experience such battles are low risk but high reward.
“The first two fight I have taken have signalled my intentions. We are trying to let people know what I am about. I am fighting lads people say you shouldn’t fight until your seventh or eight fight because I am good enough to beat them. I am pro now for about two months and everything is going well. Bones is a half decent performer. It is a good enough fight for my second fight. Obviously I beat Ciaran Healy in my first fight. We are trying to take decent opponents and climb a bit further up the ladder. ” Moffett told www.irish-boxing.com.
Bones’ seemed crush when the referee called a halt to his Holiday Inn hosted clash with the 28 year old Irish fighter.
Moffett agreed the stoppage might have been a bit premature, but is adamant it would have come eventually.
“He was going to go anyway. I was catching him with the left and he was going to go. I was only getting into it, but its not out of our hands it’s the referees decision. He is there to look after us,” The Prizefighter sub added before commenting on what’s next.
“Its not very sporting, but I don’t mind if someone has to pull out of Prizefighter and I get to show what I can do. We will take it as it comes now. After Prizefighter I will take a break over the summer and hopefully get three more fights in before Christmas.”