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Introducing: Eddie Treacy

Of all the pros to turn over last year, Eddie Treacy probably enters the paid game with the least experience.

With just a handful of amateur fights and a brief foray at semi pro level, the Wicklow middleweight has made the move with little fan-fare or expectation.

However, while he admits that he may lack experience and technique, Treacy feels he is well-suited to the game and is promising to entertain.

The Bray fighter explained to Irish-Boxing.com how “I only started boxing in 2015!”

“I had been in and out for years as a kid but I only start taking it serious when I joined back in Summer 2015 after Mark Buckley set up his own club, St Teresa’s.”

Further detailing his background in the sport, Treacy notes how “in terms of fights, I only had about 12 or 13 amateur fights.”

“I won the Leinster novices and I won the [2017] National Novices as well I then had a couple of fights when the Semi-Pro Boxing Ireland was set up and I really enjoyed fighting on them shows. It had a great pro feel to it which I really enjoyed.”

Unsurprisingly, Treacy does not look to complicate his approach, and he described how “my fighting style is a come-forward aggressive fighter.”

“I like to fight because I didn’t have a big amateur background, I’m not that technical, and I’m basically still learning in training every day.”

“My style would be more of a fighter than a boxer and fans can expect to see an exciting fight and get their money’s worth because I like to come forward and fight and put on a show for the crowd.”

“I won’t have to adjust at all because I do the same thing every time I get in the ring – I come forward and fight. A fight is a fight at the end of the day so I won’t be changing anything.”

While Katie Taylor is ruling the world, a nice pro stable is being built in the town at St Teresa’s, with Treacy working alongside flyweight Regan Buckley and welterweight Jame Cahill.

Indeed ‘The Rocket’ and ‘Chopper’ played a part in the move for Treacy who recalled how “training alongside Regan and James encouraged me to turn over – and when I was in the Stadium watching them fight it gave me a real buzz for it.”

“I wanted to be a part of it.”

With such a limited background in the sport, Treacy is not calling for world titles, however the Bray Brawler does have ambitions

Treacy outlined how “the plan short term is to get a few fights under my belt in 2018 and earn my stripes.”

“Then, hopefully, in 2019 or so, go for the Irish title or the Celtic title.”

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)


Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie