James Power is certainly looking to get a pro head start.
Not only is the Cork youngster gloving off as a pro before he has even left school he will fight twice in a week and could potetially have two wins on his record before September is out.
The 17 year old, will officailly take the title of ‘Ireland’s youngest pro’ from Golden Boy starlet Aaron McKenna when he trades leather in Mexico on Friday September 21.
Power will debut in Rancho Grande Bar, Tijuana and will squeze in another bout within seven days in what in an early mid term break for the sixth year student.
Duo to make debut in Mexico 🇲🇽
Our man Scott Gater will make his pro debut on September 21st in Mexico. He will go on to fight later that week too.
Cork 17 year old will become Ireland’s youngest ever pro when he fights on September 21st in Mexico on the same bill. pic.twitter.com/UqC1cPG97M
— AssassinPromotions (@AssassinBoxing) August 31, 2018
The fighter who doesn’t turn 18 until April of 2019 is looking to make the most of his time in a country the likes of JJ McDonagh and Vladimir Belujsky have registered recent wins in and seems to be looking to bank wins and experience as quick as possible.
Irish-boxing.com revealed the teen would turn over last week and explained how is his early career would work.
The two time Irish underage champion will be trained by Dublin coach Declan Geraghty Sr while management outfit Assassin Boxing have come on board in an advisory capacity alongside well-connected Crumlin-Kilkenny cut-man Andy O’Neill.
As the Boxing Union of Ireland requires professional fighters to be 18 years of age or older, Power will look abroad for fights for now before returning to Ireland when he comes of age next April.