PANAMANIAN BASED QUINN TARGETS BELFAST BOUT
By Jonny Stapleton
STEPHEN Quinn is starting to make a name for himself in Panama but after two fights on the road has a hankering for a homecoming.
Quinn made the country that produced Roberto Duran his fighting home for the next four years and the teenager looks set to learn the ropes in South America.
The Belfast Boy, whose father was also a professional boxer, has amassed two wins since relocating, has started to settle in and is starting to rustle up some interest from the natives.
The undefeated bantamweight has a bout lined up on the June 16 and is delighted with the path his career is taking. However, Ireland’s only Panamanian based pugilist wouldn’t mind a pit stop back home and has his sights set on a form of homing when he returns to the Belfast at the end of this month.
“I am fighting on the June 16, then I head home on june 23, hopefully something comes up in Belfast. It is a bit easier over here now. They make me feel right at home, and they really look after me. They are putting me through some Spanish lessons too!” Quinn told irish-boxing.com.
“Interest is picking up here in Panama and at home. I got a wee write up in the Sun Newspaper (Kevin Byrne’s Second’s Out Column) the other week so I was happy with that. Its good that its got people talking about me.”