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Big Bang predicts big impact in 2020

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Irish boxing’s latest ‘Big Bang’ is ready to make a big impact in 2020.

Pierce O’Leary [2(0)-0] has already caught the eye with his entertaining aggressive approach, as well as the atmosphere generated by his loyal support since turning over as recent as last month.

However, the fighter who is a noted for knockouts in the amateurs has been keen to stress his first few fights are about bagging rounds and experience.

Come 2020 O’Leary hopes to turn things up a notch. The 19-year-old Dub has one more 2019 fight, but post that he is hoping to step up in rounds and levels.

“I am back out again in December in 2020, in Bolton and that will be another four rounder. We are going to end 2019 on a high,” he told IFL TV.

“For now it’s all experience for me. I am travelling around the UK meeting new fighters and coaches. It’s all experience for me and I can’t thank MTK Global enough.

“2020 keep your eyes open for me. One more after this and then watch out in 2020.”

Such hype surrounding the teen prospect that he can’t do that early learning away from the spotlight, but the youngster has been handling it well.

‘Big Bang’ isn’t worried by the fact he hasn’t ended a fight inside the distance noting the stoppages will come.

In fairness to the teen he shouldn’t be considering he has fought Chris Adaway – an experienced fighter who could teach Bear Grills a thing or two about surviving – as well as Oscar Amador – a noted tough nut usually reserved for punchers approaching the breakthrough stage – in his first two fights.

“It doesn’t bother me at all. I am not going to rush the stoppages, the stoppages will come,” he adds sensibly.

“The more rounds I get the more experience I will have when the world titles come around. It still feels like the amateurs in there for me now. I think when we go to the six and the eight that is when you’ll start seeing the stoppages.”

O’Leary was speaking after out pointing Chris Adaway over four rounds on a #MTKFightNight card in Scotland and he was more than happy with his performance.

“This fight was fantastic. There are a lot of positives to take out of it. I think I had a chance to take him out, but I rushed it a little bit. Then in the later rounds I went back to the boxing and enjoyed a bit more.”


Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com