After debuting on the Ryan Burnett v Lee Haskins undercard at the SSE Odyssey Arena last Summer – where he scored a quickfire KO of Jules Phillips – Magee has been kept out by niggling injuries.
The Ardoyne 28-year-old finally returned on Saturday night at The Devenish Complex where he scored a four-round points win over Nicaraguan Elvis Guillen.
Magee set an insane pace against the Central American, attacking the body with real vigour and snap. The well-conditioned Guillen managed to stay on his feet, but it was one-way traffic and Magee claimed a 40-36 win.
The Breen Team fighter was ecstatic to be back in the ring and told Irish-Boxing.com afterwards that “I’m very happy, I’m over the moon to be back. I waited a long time, eight months now, and just to get that result and get four rounds in well.”
“I enjoyed every second of it, I can honestly say I really enjoyed it, it was a very good experience.”
Magee acknowledged the toughness of his opponent, and noted how “my debut only lasted a minute so I never really got the chance to witness the full four rounds, that’s my first experience against a very tough guy.”
“He took everything, I didn’t stop trying, he had 49-odd fights and I didn’t stop hitting him but he was taking everything.”
“I watched a wee clip of him this morning, and whenever he stepped back he looked unsteady on his feet. I was thinking ‘is he wobbled or is it just his stance or trying to draw me in to counter me?’ He seemed to take everything and was still standing there.”
“From the start I tried to put the pressure on because I knew I could do the four rounds.”
Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)