Fearghus Quinn made sure the Golden Contract Finals card was worth the wait producing another impressive display live on Sky tonight.
The TV broadcast was delayed 30 minutes due to technical difficulties, but there were no apparent difficulties in the ring for the middleweight.
Quinn was dominant from start to finish in an ironically artful bullying performance.
Aggressive, accurate and solid, it was the kind of display that allows fans to predict the 24-year-old can progress up the pro ladder and entertain every step of the way.
The Belleek southpaw entertained over six against tough debut opposition in Robbie Chapman back in August – and was handed another relatively tough early test tonight in Scott James tonight.
James has shared the ring with the likes of Lewis Crocker, Liam Wells and Hamzah Sheereaz and he comes into the clash on the back of victories over more traditional journey men Liam Griffiths and Paul Cummings.
‘Bricktop’ was brave but no match for a dominant Quinn, who made it back to back wins via a 60-54 shutout.
Quinn was patient, precise and powerful in the first round. He found a home for his backhand early on sent it home quite regular.
Nothing was rushed or wasted a fact made even more impressive by the fact Quinn was busy for three mins.
James continued to prove game in the second stanza – and he had to be as Quinn continued to dominate. Again the left looked potentially lethal, but there was more body work done by the aggressor.
James was making sure it wasn’t all one way traffic and didn’t quite shell up, but by that stage it looked like Quinn was working his way to a stoppage win.
The third gave us a real glimpse of the kind of exciting fights Quinn is expected to be in when he steps up further. His opponent was busier in the third and although there was no danger of Quinn losing the round it was a more competitive session – and an entertaining one as a result.
The Irish fighter upped it a gear in the fourth and dished out some stiff and regular punishment.
James took some clean shots to body and head, but just looked like he was about to wilt he landed some shots of his own late in the round.
Quinn continued to prove an educated bully in the penultimate stanza. His accuracy and work rate both impressive. James was given plenty of opportunity to take an out, but to his credit showed he has heart and a chin.
The sixth followed a similar pattern, although Quinn seemed to flirt with a stoppage after landing a nice body shot in the final 30 seconds. It would have been cruel on James, who deserved to make the final bell.
The result see’s Quinn improve to 2-0 while James slips to 6-7-1.