Yet another young Irish boxer has given up the vest and joined the paid ranks.
Dublin 19 year old Liam Gaynor is the latest boxer to move into the pro side of the sport at what is one of the most exciting periods of recent times for fresh talent coming through.
The Kilmanagh youngster has boxed under Stephen Kavanagh since the age of 10, and will continue to be looked after by the trainer of Sean Creagh and Thomas Finnegan in the pros.
A busy career at underage level, spanning over 60 fights, saw Gaynor win Dublin, Dublin League, and Leinster titles, before temporarily drifting away from the sport over the past couple of years.
Gaynor has since made a return to training but, rather than continue into the amateurs as an adult, the teen has decided to make the big move into the pros.
Described as having a fighting style which is extremely suited to the pro game, Gaynor will campaign initially at lightweight, but has the scope to move down to super featherweight.
A debut date for the Dub will be announced in the near future.
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