His brother may be called ‘The Storm’, but Gary not Micheal Sweeney was whirlwind on his professional debut in Bolton this evening.
The debutante promised he would make the wait for his first paid appearance worth it and backed up his words with a first round stoppage.
The fighter who claimed he would be ‘all rock and roll’ when speaking to Irish-boxing.com this week had his opponent rocking early on before rolling him over.
The former Irish Senior Heavyweight champion, who debuted at cruiserweight took on a fighter who had stopped two debutante’s in the first round of his two previous fights, but Sweeney turned the tables on his foe.
Sweeney dropped Mario Lakatos three times in the first stanza forcing referee and former pro footballer Steve Career to call time on the clash.