Jono Carroll has certainly proven over the last 12 months that he is open to taking chances, and he grabbed the chance given to him in Germany on Saturday night with both gloves.
Carroll, who came from nowhere to become Prizefighter champion in the final two months of last year, thus earning himself a Matchroom contract, was last week offered the chance to fight on one of the biggest cards in the World this year and – after some consideration – felt the opportunity to appear live on TV before Wladimir Klitschko’s title defence against former Irish champion Tyson Fury was too good to turn down.
‘King Kong’ wasn’t gifted a ‘gimme fight,’ as Miguel Gonzalez boasted a 13-3 (11 Kos) record, but the Irishman didn’t let that prevent him from grabbing some big fight night spotlight.
The 23 year old Celtic Warrior Gym puncher extended his record to 9-0 in front of a massive worldwide TV audience and did it in style.
Carroll dominated early doors and out boxed his opponent in the latter rounds winning every round on two judges score cards securing a 100-90, 100-90, 99-91 victory.
Fighting the ten rounds also ensures the Dubliner is now title eligible.