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David ‘The Viking’ Maguire talks about comeback victory

After more than nine months out of the ring, Dublin cruiserweight David Maguire made a successful return to boxing on the ‘Lights Out at the Plaza’ show in Puerto Banús last weekend.

‘The Viking’ defeated Lithuania’s Rolandas Cesna and improved his record to 4(1)-0. After the win, Maguire spoke to prolific YouTube channel iFilm London TV.

On his victory, the 38 year old described that “it went the distance, I won on points, it was a tough guy.”

“I enjoyed it, that was the main thing.”

Maguire also detailed a frustrating few months that kept him out of the ring, noting that “I’ve been inactive, I broke my hand, I had a couple of niggles, I had rib injury, I tore my hamstring.”

Not content to rest on his laurels, Maguire was quick to identify where he can improve, feeling that “I was trying too hard for the stoppage.”

“I was throwing power into every shot. I know what I was doing wrong”

The super-fit big man plans to make up for lost time in the coming months, revealing that “we’re gonna keep busy now up on till Christmas, two or three more fights, in England and in Ireland please God hopefully, there’s a couple of shows in Ireland and I’d like to be on one of them.

“The next fight will maybe be a six rounder, then on to an eight rounder.”

“I want to test myself, that’s what we’re all here for.”

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@TheFIrish)

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