Introducing: Liam Gaynor

Dublin teenager Liam Gaynor believes that he is made for the pro game.

Indeed the Kilnamanagh lightweight has been fighting like one for years.

The 19 year old has decided to make the move to the paid game at a very young age, but knows that it is a switch that will suit him.

The fiery fighter recalled to that “I started off as a bit of a scrapper, taking punches to be able give them -and I’ve just developed from there, planting my feet, head down.”

“I’m a come forward fighter, and I’d consider myself a strong puncher – which I’m hoping will be an advantage

“I’m a fan of Golovkin. He keeps his head down, is a big puncher, always on the front foot, but can box on the back foot if he has to, an all-round fighter.”

Gaynor will be looked after in the pros by long-time trainer Stephen Kavanagh, and he is thankful for the familiar face in his corner.

“He knows me inside out,” Gaynor explained. “It’s so much better than jumping in with someone I don’t really know and they don’t know me.”

“There’s no rush anyway, maybe in the next two years I’ll get out of Ireland, we’ll see what happens, I’ll make name for myself”

Joe O'Neill

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