“I feel ready” – Vladimir Belujsky poised for pro debut

Former top amateur Ray Moylette makes his pro debut tonight in London – but the Mayo megastar isn’t the only Irish boxer who makes his paid bow on the bill at the Connaught Rooms.

After two false starts, Cork fighter Vladimir Belujsky finally makes his move into the pros on the Assassin Boxing card, and those in-the-know are tipping the Slovakian-born fighter to fit right in.

belujskyThe Mitchelstown middleweight had initially been due to debut in both Portsmouth and Mexico over the past couple of months and, while frustrated, Belujsky has continued to work and improve in that time

“It was disappointing for my debut to be postponed twice,” Belujsky told Irish-Boxing.com. “Especially because I didn’t want to leave any people who were looking forward to watching me down but it also gave me a lot more time to train and adjust to the pro game. I’m settling into the pro style very well.”

“Training is going great. I’m working very hard and most importantly I’m working smarter than before,” he added before describing his coaching set-up

“I’m after teaming up with Tom Power – former coach of Noel Murphy and current coach Christina Desmond – and we have made my style perfectly suited for pro boxing. I’m not wasting any shots, I feel faster and stronger. I have done a lot of strength and conditioning and I feel ready

Belujsky is promising that he will be “aggressive, powerful and entertaining” in his four rounder with the solid Anthony Fox [1(0)-4(1)]. Asked how he is feeling ahead of the big night, the Slovakian Olympic Trials winner noted “a bit of everything, of course I’m extremely excited, it’s huge for me, There is some nervousness and pressure there also – but at the end of the day, it’s just another fight for me.”

Joe O'Neill

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