Fagan sees off Greaves

25 October 2009 – By Mick Devine

Oisin Fagan was back on familiar hunting grounds on Saturday night, the former Irish Light-Welterweight Champion beating veteran journeyman Johnny Greaves in a 6-round encounter at the National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland.

Greaves, the 40-fight veteran has fought all-comers, albeit lost to every prospect in the game. However, the East-London native knows how to fight and was not put off by the pro-Fagan supporters in Dublin on Saturday night, even showboating for the crowd at times. However, his showboating was short-lived. Fagan had most of his work done in the first 3 rounds, where he was catching the London southpaw with straight right-hands and left hooks.

In the latter rounds, Greaves used a nice uppercut which caught the aggressive Dubliner a couple of times as he came on the attack, but Fagan was never in danger and in the fifth round he had Greaves reeling from a series of over-hand rights.

Fagan sustained a cut from a head-butt in the second, which drew blood; however, the Irishman’s corner men had the situation under control and while the blood seeped from his eye, it never really posed a problem for “Gael Force”.

Fagan said, “Greaves was a tough kid. He’s been around the block a few times and has fought everybody in the game. His poor record is very misleading actually and with his experience, I can now see how he goes the distance with everyone. He hit me with his head on numerous occasions and funnily enough, one fan said to me that if he wore a glove on his head, he’d have beaten me easily, which just goes to show how fond he was of using it.

Anyway, a win is a win and even though I felt sluggish in there at Light-Welter, I am going to try to return to Lightweight to contend there for the remainder of my career and hope to secure a shot at the European title early next year, please God.”

The win brought Fagan’s record to 25 wins, 7 Losses, with 15 coming by way of knockout.

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