Victor Rabei [1(0)-0] did his talking in the ring on Saturday night.
The Moldovan-born Dublin-based light welter had caused a bit of a stir ahead his debut by calling out the likes of Sean Creagh and Shortty Carroll, but was content in the knowledge that he showed rather than told people what he can do with an impressive debut win over Chris Adaway at the National Stadium.
The well-spoken Rabei made no apologies for antics in the build up the the clash and told Irish fight fans to expect more, claiming he is will always work hard to stand out be it in or out of the ring.
However, while he is confident of domestic success and eager to get in with some names at the weight, he noted that he follow his team’s ‘one fight at a time’ orders for now.
“You can expect more talking from me. I want that. I want to stand out. There are over 25 fighters that have turned over this year and you need to stand out to make a good career for yourself and get noticed. Tough fights helps in that regard and good performances, but talking adds to it too,” he explained to Irish-Boxing.com immediately after his 39:37 win over the game Adaway.
“I want domestic fights as soon as possible, but the team want to go one fight at a time and I will listen to them. I don’t want to call anyone out tonight I will go back to the gym look at this fight with Steve [O’Rourke, coach] and we will go from there. ”
Rabei became the first debutant to face Plymouth’s Adaway, a noted upsetter, and was happy with his display.
‘The Chisinau Cyclone’ described how “I took on a tough opponent for my first fight and I think I did well against him considering. I felt relaxed in there and I think I won every round. It wasn’t the easiest of debuts but I dealt with it.”
“I was nervous before the fight. I think if you don’t have pre-fight nerves you might as well pack it in, but I stayed focused on the plan and what the corner was saying and got the win.”
“I thought I was smart, relaxed and I didn’t rush into things. I think I had him rocked a couple of times, but he was smart. He has 42 fights under his belt and he knew all the tricks.”
“It’s really nice to learn what to expect from these guys so early on. That will stand to me. I happy to get rounds in against a veteran of the game who has the odd upset on his record.”
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