By Jonny Stapleton
Dee Walsh hopes to take step one on the long journey that will eventually lead to world honours in the Kings Hall tonight.
The 21 year old popular West Belfast fighter dips his toe in the pro water for the first time tonight, but believes he will eventually the big fish in the boxing pond.
Walsh clashes with fellow paid novice Gerard Healy(1-0) in what promises to be an exciting contest- and excited is exactly what Walsh is ahead of he pro bow.
“I’m really excited, its always a dream of mine to go pro, an to make it in the kings hall, in Belfast in front of all my family, friends an supporters is fantastic. Its great to be on a card as big as this. Tyson Fury has a great chance of becoming the next great heavyweight world champion, so to say you boxed on his undercard for your debut is brilliant,” Walsh told www.irish-boxing.com.
It is not an easy start for the young Gary Hyde managed star but he is not only confident he can win tomorrow night is he sure he can go all the way to the top.
“I’m fully confident in this fight, I’ve trained really hard for this. I know if I do what I do I have a chance against anybody in the world. I honestly think if I keep myself right, I could go all the way an win a world title an do everybody proud, I’m being well managed by Gary Hyde. If I keep myself right, its in my hands. I just have to take it one fight at a time and the skys the limit.”