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I Am Only One Year A Pro – I Am Still Learning, Says Jono Carroll

Jono Carroll ended the year on a high, defeating Miguel Gonzalez in style on the massive Wladimir Klitschko versus Tyson Fury undercard in Germany on Saturday night.

Such was the performance, which played out in front of the Sky Sports cameras, that fight fans were suggesting ‘King Kong’ is more contender than prospect.

However, despite the fact he claimed Prizefighter glory and holds wins over experienced and respected former British champs Stephen Foster and Gary Buckland, Carroll is adamant he is still learning his trade.

The infectious Dub has indicated a big fight desire over recent months, but is willing to progress at a pace set to him by coach Paschal Collins and promoter Eddie Hearn.

“If Pascal would have told me to go in there and try and knock him out that’s what I would have gone and done, but he didn’t,” Carroll said after his most recent win.

“He told me to box and move and not to go to hard, try get the rounds under my belt and gain experience.The main thing is to listen improve and learn. I am only really a professional a year so I am constantly learning and it was great to fight on such a big stage,” he added before fielding the ‘what’s next question’.

“What’s next? I don’t know that is down to the main men Eddie Hearn and Paschal. What ever Pascal tells me we will do in 2016 then we will go out an achieve that.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years