The Newbridge boxer had won buckets of domestic titles, multi nations medals, European Schoolboys bronze, and was a two-time World Championships quarter finalist.
A brief foray at Intermediate level didn’t lead to much and, perhaps a bit burnt out, Mullally stepped away from the ring and away from the sport.
However, the lilywhite was born to box and has too much talent to lie idle so, now at 24 years of age, he has been lured back to the pro side of the Sweet Science.
Light heavyweight Mullally explained to Irish-Boxing.com that the pros were always on his mind.
“I took a break for a while because I was flat out with the boxing from a young age,” he recalled.
“I got back into it because I missed the boxing, and I always wanted to go pro so I decided to give it shot.”
Training now at Kilnamanagh BC in Tallaght under Stephen Kavanagh, the former Ryston amateur describes how “my style is long and rangey, I like to pick my shots as its all about timing but I can to mix it up in close as well.”
“It;s been brilliant training with Kavo, he’s whipping me back into shape and the training has been tough but great, he’s steering me in to right direction and I am excited to see where it takes us.”
“I had to adjust in small areas like learning to pace myself and taking my time and taking the right shots. Its still a learning process.”
Mullally has been added to the Celtic Clash 3 bill at the National Stadium on Saturday September 9th, a card headlined by fellow Kildare boxer Eric Donovan.
The big man is looking to stay busy from hereon in, however he is not making any bold claims.
Mullally outlined how “short term my pro debut is coming up and hopefully I get one or two fights in before the end of the year.”.
“Long term, we haven’t really discussed it, we’ll just see how the rest of the year pans out and take it from there.”