Ciaran McVarnock registered his first win two years and two days getting back behind the wheel in the Sheffield Arena Car Park tonight.
The unbeaten Belfast fighter claimed win number 11 ending a long sabatical out of the ring in the process.
As expected – and indeed predicted by McVarnock – journeyman Jaime Quinn didn’t allow the Manchester based fighter have it all his own way.
The bigger and more active operator asked questions and took a round and shared another in the four round contest, McVarnock earning a 39-38 points win.
Although there may have been some nerves come verdict time it was exactly the kind of workout McVarnock needed.
It’s win number 11 for @ciaranmcvarnock with a points win over Jamie Quinn (39-38) who improves his record to 11-0-1— Boxing Tickets NI (@BoxingTicketsNI) May 28, 2021
After 2 Years of inactivity, it is great to see Ciaran back in action
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Those four stanzas would certainly have shaken the rust off. They were also ideal for a fighter returning after such a lay off and competing for the first time under a new coach.
The Steve Maylett trained fighter expected the fight to play out as it did today telling Irish-boxing.com before that he was certain he’d get rounds.
“I don’t expect to knock Jamie Quinn out. He has been in there with a lot of big punchers and heavier fighters than myself and he has survived pretty easy enough,” he said.
Before his sabbatical, McVarnock was a 10(3)-0-1 fighter on the verge of some interesting action – and again speaking previously he suggested he will return to that point once he secures victory tonight.
“It will be onto bigger things after this.”
The popular fighter, who has featherweight aspirations also admitted he expected to be emotional post the win.
“Two years of mixed emotions are coming out of me come Friday night. It’s going to be a huge huge relief and weight off my shoulders once I get my hand raised.”
The win see’s McVarnock move to 11-0-1 while Quinn slips to 7-107-2.