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Jono Carroll happy to build momentum with MGM

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Jono Carroll moved to 11(1)-0 on Saturday following his first fight in six months.

The Finglas-Dunshaughlin super featherweight boxed as an MGM fighter for the first time at the Tudor Grange Leisure Centre in Solihull, comfortably outpointing (40-36) Lithuanian Simas Volosinas.

King Kong only signed with MGM a week prior the to the fight, an encouraging sign for the Prizefighter winner who has cut a frustrating figure in recent weeks. The ambitious Carroll has often described his desire to have over 100 fights in his career, but had seen his opportunities limited somewhat while with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Promotions.

Following his win of Volosinas, Carroll explained that “that was the whole reason I made the move, I was constantly there, constantly ready, I was training all the time, and it just wasn’t happening for me.”

“It just wasn’t happening for me, I’ve had one fight this year, I was expecting five.”

“Last year I had three, lucky enough I got on the Klitschko card so that gave me a bit of a boost toward the end of the year, only for that I would’ve been a bit annoyed with the fights I had last year.”

Nevertheless, Carroll, who is still just 24, doesn’t regret his career path, and claimed that it “doesn’t matter, it’s in the past, I’m looking to the future now.”

“Every gym I’ve been in I’ve been picking stuff up, I’ve been learning. That’s what it’s all about, you never stop learning in boxing.”

“I’m just looking forward to getting regular fights, a bit more momentum, and get in some good scraps in the future.”

Watch Jono Carroll’s interview with IFL TV in full below:

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie