‘Get rich and get out’ – U-18 Champ Ryan Murphy has Pro Plans

When Ryan Murphy mentions his exit plan he isn’t talking about how he gets out of harm’s way once he lands a shot. The 16-year-old Champion is in fact discussing retirement!

The Neilstown BC fighter has it planned out, follow up his 80kg Under-18 Irish title win a spring European Under-18 medal, turn pro, make life-changing money, and hang them up.

“The only thing I want now is a gold medal at the Europeans and then go pro,” he told Irish-boxing.com after his victory over Thomas Quinn McDonagh last week.

When pushed on Elite or Olympic aspirations he added, “It’s all about going pro.”

“Get in there early and retire early, prove people wrong, get rich and get out.”

Reflecting on his final win Murphy added: “I made that fight hard for myself.

“I boxed a lot better last week (in the semi final) but I’ll be boxing a lot better in the future.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com