The cynical among us, while giving credit, theorised that the Wicklow light middleweight’s willingness stemmed from an inability to do tickets rather than any overly ballsy approach and that a career on the road may be in store.
However, having done over 100 tickets for the Rise Again card at the National Basketball Arena earlier this month, the lack of pulling power notion has quickly been dispelled and the Bray boxing is hoping his fan base can help him get busy.
Boxing Ireland Promotions, who were present at the Assassin Promotions show and saw Treacy’s debut, obviously took note and the Jay Byrne-managed fighter will fight for a second time as a pro on the Celtic Clash 7 bill at Good Counsel GAA Club on November 24th.
The new-to-the-game fighter is delighted to be back out and would be willing to fight monthly. Indeed, the fact he does tickets may aid him in that regard.
“I hope all the other promoters and the guys running the shows saw the crowd that I brought out and will get me on their shows. I do a lot of tickets, I sold over 100 for the last one and I had a lot more that showed up on the day,” Treacy told Irish-Boxing.com.
“It’s great to be back out so soon. I was hoping to get another one in before Christmas so I’m delighted to be fighting again. I would fight every month if I could I’m completely focused on boxing now so it’s important to be kept busy,” added the fighter who scored a first round knockout in Tallaght.
The amateur Novice champion and semi-pro graduate has been vocal about his desire to entertain and believes the best way to keep his loyal support happy and stand out in a packed pool of new Irish pros is to be involved in meaningful all-Irish contests.
While Treacy doesn’t expect the opposition in Good Counsel GAA club to be overly noteworthy, he is just content to be busy having tasted the disappointment of cancellations before.
“I thought my debut went well. I was just happy to get a fight as the show had a number of pull outs and my original opponent missed his connecting flight or something. I was sitting in the changing room before it not knowing if I was going to fight or not so I was just happy to get a fight and get the ball rolling.”
“I’m happy enough with fighting anyone. My coach [Mark Buckley] and my team make them decisions I just do the fighting. I’m still only a novice if I have to fight a few journeymen that’s no problem I’m sure it will lead to some exciting domestic clashes in the future.”
Ignasi Caballero lasted less than 30 seconds, including a ten count, as Treacy registered an eye catching debut in Tallaght.
No doubt he would like to keep the streak going, but claims he is happy to go the distance on a mouthwatering Celtic Clash 7 card.
‘The Honey Badger’ outlined how “I’m always ready to go the full distance and that’s what I train for, but when the knockout presents itself I’m going to take full advantage.”
“In the last fight I didn’t go looking for it – when we were in close I threw an uppercut and I seen it had hurt him so I went for the finish and I got him out of there.”
“Like I said before you have to be exciting in this game the fans love watching people getting knocked out. I’m willing to box the full distance but when the knockout is there I’m gonna go for it, I will do whatever it takes to get the win in there,” he added before expressing gratitude to all those who support him.
“I’d like to thank everyone that bought a ticket off me for the last show and all their continued support. Big shout to my coaches for all their work and time and massive shout to my sponsors for their continued support: Smoke N Cuts Barber Shop, Leinster Brickwork and Building Services, D and C Carpentry and Flooring, HD Hair Design, Little N’s Children’s Wear. and O’Keeffe Paving & Landscaping.”
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