Derry middleweight Sean McGlinchey underlined his reputation as a fan friendly fighter tonight with another exciting win in Belfast.
The Creggan fighter was in action on the ‘Battle of Belfast’ undercard at the Waterfront Hall and opened the show with an entertaining points win against English journeyman Dan Blackwell.
McGlinchey was the chief support bout for his debut at the Devenish Venue, and was involved in a bruising affair with Josef Obeslo. Tonight he was the card opener, albeit on a much larger scale and again put on a show
Starting southpaw, McGlinchey flew out of the blocks and tore into the body of Blackwell, immediately reddening the trunk of the Englishman.
The Ulster slugger would continue to march forward in the second, attacking with vigour, although he would be caught with one long hook from Blackwell. The journeyman opened up somewhat following to this leading to a frantic final minute where the pair traded shots.
McGlinchey remained on top in the third, although Blackwell would again land a big shot that momentarily forced the Irishman to the ropes before ‘Mummy’s Bhoy’ responded strongly.
The fourth and final round was perhaps the closest, with Blackwell starting to walk forward – however the meatier shots were still coming from the
Going to the cards McGlinchey was unsurprisingly handed a 40:36 win
The win sees McGlinchey stretch his fledgling professional record to 2(0)-0, while Blackwell drops to 7(1)-65(1) following his evening’s work.
McGlinchey will most likely be back in action on the next Kieran Farrell Promotions Irish bill which is being mooted for September or October.
Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)