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JJ McDonagh reveals “I didn’t put the training in” for sensational shock KO victory

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Mullingar’s JJ McDonagh [14(7)-3(1)] might just give up training altogether if it means he can get more first round knockouts on his resume.

The Irish super middleweight champion pulled off a massive shock on Saturday night.

McDonagh stepped up to light heavyweight to take on rising Matchroom star, and noted puncher, Jake Ball on the ‘Big City Dreams’ card at the Wembley Arena.

The Assassin Boxing fighter made a mockery of any pre-fight 10/1 odds with a vicious first round knockout (WATCH HERE). Afterwards McDonagh revealed he had to go for the stoppage in the WBA International title fight as he hadn’t trained, and knew he wouldn’t have the stamina to do 10 rounds.

After Saturday’s outcome the southpaw joked that it may be an approach he will take up going forward.

“I mightn’t even train anymore. I might just keep doing this the whole time. I didn’t put the training in for this one. I wasn’t expecting to get a fight till well after Christmas,” he told IFL TV before more seriously suggesting that victory over Ball may just get the ball rolling for him career-wise.

“From here in I am going to start training properly. I have a few fights in line in America as well, and with this title I should get a few fights. I was talking to Eddie [Hearn] and he said he would start working with me and he would get a few fights for me.

Watch IFL TV’s interview with JJ McDonagh in full below:


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