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Conor Wallace: I felt very comfortable to be honest

Conor Wallace put on a stylish performance last night in the semi finals of the Irish Elite championships.

The St Monica’s middleweight won against Eddie Byrne in a repeat of the Intermediate final and afterwards spoke to

The Newry youngster was prepared for his familiar Wexford foe, explaining that “I knew a bit about the opponent, I fought him in the Irish Intermediate final this year.”

“I knew he was going to come at me, I knew he was smaller than me, I knew what he was going to do so I just kept to my boxing.”

Wallace was happy with his performance, reasoning that “I boxed to the best of my ability, nice and long, good fast hands.”

“He wasn’t catching me with much, and he was putting his head down and holding.”

“I felt very comfortable in there to be honest with you.”

Wallace now faces the proposition of a massive fight with Michael O’Reilly, the number 3 ranked amateur boxer in the World, on Friday.

Joe O'Neill

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