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“Everything was perfect!” – Gary Sweeney delighted with Irish debut win

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Young Ballinrobe cruiserweight Gary Sweeney [3(3)-0] admits he was nervous going into his Irish debut at the weekend, but believes the fight in Belfast went “perfectly.”

22 year old Sweeney opened the ‘Homecoming’ Boxnation show at the Titanic Exhibition Centre and took just half a round to stop Jarek Prusak in what was his third consecutive knockout win.

Prusak came into the fight with eight wins, all by stoppage, leaving ‘The Gallant’ understandably wary, but Sweeney downed the Polish fighter thrice – the second of which was the punch of the night – to grab the win.

Afterwards Sweeney spoke to Irish-Boxing.com and admitted that “I was a bit nervous going in because of his record, and I was a bit cautious of the big right hand he has, but I didn’t think the fight was going to end that fast.”

“Once I had him down I wasn’t going to give him a chance to recover and I wasn’t going to let him get on me so I had to take him out.”

Sweeney is building a nice little reputation for himself, and the Connacht cruiser was ecstatic with his Irish debut. He described how “I had no complaints. The way the fight went, the punches were just perfect, the speed, everything was perfect.”

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