Citywest undercard

8 August 2010 – Cormac Campbell

The undercard at CityWest got underway just before 7pm and with debutants, cult favourites and a female contest the crowd were entertained throughout.

Middleweight Alan Donnellan was first into the ring to outpoint Lester Walsh 40-38 over four rounds. As in his debut contest vs Ryan Clark, Donnellan showed that he can put shots together nicely, but remains vulnerable to right hands.

Roscommons Darren Cruise made a successful start to his professional career with a 39-37 points victory over James Tucker. Cruise showed some nice skills, and punched with authority over the four rounds.

Finbarr Eade cruised to a first round stoppage victory against the outgunned Nikolajs Jasenko. Having trapped his man in one of the neutral corners, Eade let rip with body shots. With no return fire Emile Tiedt stopped the contest after just 2.10. Eade improves to 2-0 (1KO).

Gavin The Pimpernel Prunty ignored Johnny Greaves gamesmanship to record a solid 40-36 victory that improves his record to 3-1 (2KO). Prunty comes to the ring in what can only be described as the best shorts in boxing looks impossibly big to make welter indeed he enters the ring by leaping over the top rope a la Chris Eubank. In the ring he is exciting and appears to carry a fair degree of power.

Christina McMahon made her professional debut on the card by stopping the outmatched Ineta Lieknina in the third round. The former kickboxing champion from Carrickmacross simply had too much for her opponent who was never really in the contest.

Perhaps the shock of the night came when Belfasts Tommy Tolan sparked the much touted JJ McDonagh in the third round. Tolan was noticeably in better shape than when he lost to Michael Sweeney last time out. The chilling end came after 1.28 of the third round when Tolan, who up until that point was being outboxed, detonated a massive right hand. McDonagh went down heavily. So heavily that Paul McCullough did not count rather wave the fight off and call the medical team into the ring as a precaution.

Dolphils card at Citywest was a well produced affair. Despite there being 10 fights on the card, the action flowed and big screens were also on hand to add an extra dimension to the evening. The crowd was healthy and on the basis of the responses afforded to Willie Casey, Anthony Fitzgerald and Dean Byrne there could be bigger nights in the pipeline.

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