Confident teen Cahill “not here for an easy ride”


Much like his stablemate Regan Buckley James Cahill seems like a young fighter on a mission.

The 19 year old at times dazzled on his debut and ticked a lot of prospect boxes as he dropped Tomasz Goluch en-route to a points win.

The St Teresa’s graduate certainly wasn’t tentative, imposed his easy on the eye mixed style on the clash, and seemed keen to give fans the kind of post fight soundbites they like after his win.

Cahill ditched the one fight a time mantra so often spouted by novice pros and all but called for tests and names moving forward.

“He was decent enough. I always wanted a tough fight. I am not here for an easy ride. I want good fights and I got one tonight,” he told Irish-boxing.com.

“He was awkward and I felt I made mistakes, but I’ll learn from them and now is the time to make them. I hope they step me up again next time.”

“I haven’t thought too much about whats next, but hopefully I am kept busy now and there are a few good names that will fight me sooner rather than later.”

The teen certainly has the confidence and the enthusiasm of youth, and after his pro bow revealed he will always back himself in the ring no matter who he is lined up to fight.

“I am always confident. I’d be that way in and out of the ring even against the biggest names, that’s just how I am,” he added before reflecting on his performance and his beautifully constructed knock down.

“I got the rounds in and they say they stand to you, I dropped him, I got the win and, apart from some small things, I am happy with my performance.”

“I was working on a few combos with the coaches and they are starting to show. The shot I dropped him with was one of those and there are a few more I have to pull out.”

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