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‘Golden Balls’ Tony McGlynn happy to get things rolling

Of all six Irish boxing debutants over the weekend Tony McGlynn [1-0] was possibly the quickest to come down off the first fight high and start evaluating what had just played out.

‘Golden Balls’ had just registered a comfortable win over Dominik Csaba Karoly [2(1)-3(2)-1] on the Celtic Clash 9 card, he looked very impressive in parts and came through with not a hint of a scare.

However, post having his hand raise he seemed to feel he somewhat under performed. To suggest the 2016 Intermediate Champion was disappointed would possibly be a step too far, but he was looking for faults in his performance.

The Pete Taylor-trained addition to the light middleweight scene admits he boxed well, but did suggest he could have been a little bit more clinical and has more gears to work with.

“I felt a bit heavy on my legs after two and I have no idea why? I still felt comfortable and I wasn’t worried it just stopped me from going up a gear or being as sharp as I wanted,” he told Irish-Boxing.com post the win.

“I was happy with my shot selection initially, but then I started to smoother my work a bit. I think I got tired and started to fall in on the shots,” he adds before suggesting with a bit more nouse he may have secure a stoppage win.

“I caught him a few times and maybe rushed it a bit then. He definitely felt some of those shots.”

The Dubliner did eventually come to realize that a debut is a relative free hit and more importantly the place you begin your learning.

“Fuck it, it was my debut, if your not going to learn from your debut when are you going to learn. It’s all part of the process isn’t it.”

While he may have been harsh on himself after the fight, he did enjoy the experience from ring walk to final bell.

“It was quality. I brought about 100 people up and they created a great atmosphere. It really adds to your debut and your first ring walk and that. I have to say I really enjoyed the whole thing,” he continued before revealing what he would like next.

“I would love another one before the end of the year. I don’t know when the next show is, but I’d like to be on the next one.”

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 sports for a living for over 20 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