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Hip bone connected to hand bone – McGoldrick claims he returns a bigger puncher

Part of Taylor McGoldrick’s hip bone is now connected the hand bone and he claims he is hitting harder in both hands as a result.

The 24 year old suffered a torrid time with injury behind him last year, but is taking as much positives from his time as he can ahead of his return to action this weekend.

For one, the super middleweight prospect, who has always been keen on entertaining, claims he returns a stronger puncher despite of a serious left hand injury.

“I had to have a big operation where some of the bone was taken out of my hip and put into my hand, so the recovery was really hard,” explains the The Gerard McManus-trained fighter. 

“There was a lot of uncertainty at first about how it would feel, but I’m hitting harder than ever now so I’m very happy. My right hand is brilliant too because for a while that’s all that I was using.”

McGoldrick hasn’t fought since June of 2018, but returns on a stacked Ulster Hall card this weekend where he takes on Gianni Antoh [0-2].

The Tyrone fighter is keen to get back in between the ropes and wants to make up for lost time.

“I haven’t been as active as I’d like to be, but now this injury is behind me I want to fight as much as possible. After this bout I’d like to move up to six rounders, and then we’ll see what is available.

“By the end of the year I want to be chasing titles and pushing towards big things. I’m excited to fight on Friday because it’s a great bill, and the atmosphere inside the Ulster Hall should be great.”

The main event of the show in Belfast live on iFL TV sees Conrad Cummings defend his WBO European middleweight title against Luke Keeler, while the likes of Tyrone McKenna, Tyrone McCullagh, Steven Ward, Steve Collins Jr, Padraig McCrory, Sean McComb, Steven Donnelly and many more are also in action on a stacked bill.


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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