‘I’ve seen a lot of people f**k up on their debut’- heavyweight Carty taking a matter of fact approach into paid bow

There is some confusion surrounding the ring walk tune but Thomas Carty goes into his debut certain about every other aspect of the fight and indeed his career.

The Dubliner says he brings a laser focus into his pro bow which is scheduled for Belgium this coming Saturday afternoon.

As a result, the heavyweight is confident he’ll perform well, win, and make an early impression.

That fight mode focus came across when the media-friendly Murphys Boxing prospect talked to Irish-boxing.com this week, switching from his usually elaborate approach to a more matter-of-fact delivery.

“We have a plan, we follow the plan, we excute the plan and the result will come. I am not overcomplicate anything,” he said.

It’s the not overcomplicating element of that plan that Carty sees is key. The Paschal Collins-trained fighter won’t try and force his way to victory, rather he’ll trust his natural fight instincts to ensure he doesn’t endure an early slip-up.

“I won’t be forcing anything in the fight, so whatever comes naturally. I have seen a lot of people f**k up on their debut trying to force things, I won’t be doing that. I will be doing my usual thing and judging off my performances in sparring the last while the finish will come.”

The southpaw faces Richard Pkhakadze [0-1] over four and although he isn’t expecting a walkover he is confident his class will come to the fore and prove the difference.

“I am expecting a good hard test but I think I’ll have too much and my class will show. You can look forward to a flashy finish or if not a flashy finish a really or really flashy display of my boxing skills.”

Admists the matter of fact get the job done approach there is room for excitement. Carty admits he ‘can’t wait’ to get in the ring and get his career started.

“I’m very excited but I also have a lazer focus looking ahead to Saturday night. I can’t wait!”

“The wait, the build-up, the couple of cancelations, and the delays have made it a bit more special. I’m really looking forward to getting the ball rolling and kicking off the career with a good win.”

Asked what he expects and is hoping for in a career he kicks off this weekend, the National Elite finalist again kept it simple.

“Anything less than world titles will be disapointing,” he added before showing a degree of uncertainty for the first time in the interview.

“I have a new song picked every week and I keep changing my mind. As people say you only have one debut so get it right. At the minute I have a couple of options. I am enjoying the process but it’s annoying at the same time.”

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 sport for a living for 19 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