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Introducing Michael Corr -‘People will be talking about me soon enough’

Michael Corr is confident people will recognize him for what he can do in the ring and not for being one of the more vocal outside of it.

Corr, is one of Irish boxing’s most recognizable fight fans, particularly known as an avid James Tennyson and Paul Hyland Jr follower.

Now having turned over he wants to make an impression as a fighter.

Corr was one of three new fighters signed by Boxing Ireland last week and is set to turn from fan to participant – and does so assuring he attributes to impress.

“At the minute people won’t really know me as a fighter only as a fan but I’ve been boxing from I was young. I know what I’m capable of doing, so people will be talking about me soon enough,” Corr told Irish-boxing.com.

“I’ve also been boxing on the semi pro shows for about a year now. I picked up three titles and progressed well,” he adds before explaining the timing behind his decision to turn over.

“After then I approached Dennis [Morrison] to see if he would be interested in signing me. We spoke and we were both happy enough to put pen to paper.”

Corr, who is expected to compete in and around super bantamweight, is excited about the move and as excited about what he believes will be a successful future.

“I am absolutely over the moon it’s a dream come true I’ve watched my good Friends James Tennyson and Paul Hyland both pick up major wins, titles and box in massive venues. I know with Boxing Ireland I will be in that same situation in a few years.”

The teen, who is hoping to debut early in 2021, has set himself a Celtic Title goal, but is confident once he reaches that level he can kick on.

“Everyone has the same long term goal in this game and that is to make as much money and collect as many belts as possible. Everyone wants to leave the sport healthy too. As far as short term goals go, we are looking to pick up the Irish title or Celtic title first and we will take it from there.”

When he mentions ‘we’ Corr is referring to the team around him. Morrison as his manager, Boxing Ireland as his promoters and Gary O’Neill as his coach.

“I’ve been training away with Gary O’Neill. Gary is a friend of mine and we had a chat about the move, we did a few training sessions together and he was happy enough to keep training me. When I was training for the semi pros I trained with Gary in Breens Gym and also spared with him, so he knew what I was like. We gelled, we are both looking forward to getting the debut out of the way and starting the journey.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com