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 irish-boxing.com.

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

β€œI 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 β€œI boxed to the best of my ability, nice and long, good fast hands.”

β€œHe wasn’t catching me with much, and he was putting his head down and holding.”

β€œI 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

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie