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Introducing: ‘Golden Balls’ Tony McGlynn

‘Golden Balls’ has his sights set on the green strap.

New to the scene pro Tony McGlynn has set the Irish title as his first professional target.

The former Crumlin amateur recently teamed up Pete Taylor down atthe Colosseum Gym and has elected to ditch the vest.

The 2016 Intermediate middleweight champion was one of four Taylor fighters to join up with Boxing Ireland this month and is now one of five of the Colossuem team working with Stephen Sharpe and Leonard Gunning.

Powerful, charismatic, and with Senior Championships experience, McGlynn is aiming to be a cut above the current Dublin domestic scene

Speaking to Irish-boxing.com about turning over the young prospect revealed he made the decision now as it affords him time to learn.

“I just thought turning over now while I’m young was the best choice. I’ve time to learn the trade,” he said before revealing how the Boxing Ireland link up came about.
“Stephen [Sharpe] came over to the gym and offered me and a few of the lads a four-fight contract with them.”

McGlynn is happy to leave the road mapping to this team at present, but does have his heart set on winning an Irish title.

With the domestic nature of the Celtic Clash series – run by Boxing Ireland – he may have just teamed up with the right men with regards to fulfilling that dream.

“I’ll leave it up Pete [Taylor] to lay the plans out for me, but the short term goals would have to be to fight for a BUI Irish title.”

“Long term? I wanna fight for a world title 100%.”

The talk is McGlynn could debut in Belfast in the Autumn, but nothing has been confirmed as a of yet. However, regardless of when it is the former Crumlin BC amateur is confident the fans will be entertained.

“The fans can expect me to be in good fights. I can box on the front and I am just as comfortable on the back foot. I am still waiting on news to when my debut will be but hopefully more information on it soon.”


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