Future Fan Favourite Eddie Treacy aims to please


Eddie Treacy is certainly an ‘all about the fans’ fighter.

The Wicklow middleweight turns over next month and while, considering his lack of experience, he enters the paid ranks with little fanfare, he is probably the most fan-aware of the recent additions to the game.

In an era where a lot of new pros are happy to do a lot of learning on the job while building more aesthetically pleasing records, the Jay Byrne-managed middle has little regard for his 0 and wants to be in fights that please the audience.

The former semi pro-puncher’s sole goal seems to be entertaining fans and giving punters value for money.

The Bray boxer was to debut in July and was open to facing Belfast veteran Ger Healy only to see this fight, and the card itself, fall through.

Now making his debut on the October 6th ‘Rise Again’ card at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, Treacy is keen to hit the ground running.

When speaking to Irish-Boxing.com about his upcoming debut it became clear the Mark Buckley-trained fighter sees the fight game through a fight fan prism.

It might not be an approach conducive to reaching the top, but Treacy wants to give blood, literally and figuratively, to a sport some are keen to lament is on its sick bed.

“Supporters can expect some excitement with my style, at the end of the day these supporters are buying expensive tickets off you so it’s up to you to deliver some entertainment and give them their money’s worth. People want to see blood and hopefully I can deliver,” he explains to Irish-boxing.com.

With his initial debut date cancelled, Treacy believes that, in hindsight, some extra time to prepare will serve him well – but also stressed that he feels his fans’ pain with regard to all those who paid to watch him on the ill-fated ‘The Beginning’ show in July.

He recalled how “it was very frustrating for me at the start but I was more frustrated for all the people who bought tickets off me and had things organised. I was more worried about them than myself.”

“These things are going to happen in boxing so you have to learn to adapt and overcome. I just thought it as a minor setback and kept training.”

“I looked at the delay in the debut as a positive, it just gave me more time to work on things in the gym.”

Treacy’s desire to entertain and be in meaningful fights was apparent from the moment he announced he would be turning over.

A man with less than 15 amateur fights to his name, he was ready to debut against either Healy or Sligo’s Jordan Latimer, in what would have been baptisms of fire.

It won’t be as ‘deep end’ on October 6th and Treacy is set have a more traditional debuton a stacked card that is more about keeping fighters busy before a more explosive end to the year.

Treacy outlined how “I was due to fight in a domestic clash on the cancelled show but unfortunately it didn’t happen.”

“Like I said from the start, I’m not too fussed about a padded record I just want to be involved in good scraps.”

“I want to be able to look back when it;s all over and say I was involved in some good tear ups and hopefully give the supporters some entertainment along the way.”

“This time around I don’t think that will be the case I leave them decisions to my coach and my manager, I just do the fighting,” he added before clarifying that he still remains extremely excited.

“It is very exciting and I’m buzzing to get going. I’m not even boxing that long so it’s a great opportunity for me and I am giving it everything that I have and enjoying the experience.”

“This time around I don’t think that will be the case I leave them decisions to my coach and my manager, I just do the fighting,” he added before stressing he still remains excited.

“It is very exciting and I’m buzzing to get going. I’m not even boxing that long so it’s a great opportunity for me and I am giving it everything that I have and enjoying myself.”

Bray’s Tracey is one of five fighters debuting on October 6th and one of about 50 fresh faces to the game over the last two years.

However, he feels no pressure to stand out – but does suggest his desire to entertain may win him some fans.

“I don’t think I will be doing anything different from the other debutants, I just want to be exciting.”

“Nobody likes to pay good money and watch a boring fight, everybody loves a war and I hope to be involved in many of them,” continued the new to the game fighter before thanking his coaches and sponsors.

“I’d like to thank all my coaches for all their hard work and all the time they are putting into me. Also massive shout to my sponsors for making it all possible for me: Smoke ‘N’ Cuts Barber Shop, Leinster Brickwork and Building Services, D and C Carpentry & Flooring, HD Hair Design, Little N’s Children’s Wear, O Keeffe Paving & Landscaping.”

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