Kelly back with a bang

9 February 2009 – By David Boyle

After a three year absence from the ring, Dundalk lightweight Michael Kelly returned with an impressive two round destruction of Latvian Juris Ivanovs in Craigavon on February 7.

Speaking to the former World Military Champion said he is hungry for more.

I thought it would take me two or three rounds to shrug of the ring rust, but I was feeling great, he beamed.

I have been so frustrated by the way my career had stalled and when I got in to the ring I just let my fists show how I was feeling.

Having seen his career stall for three years, Kelly hopes that such a performance will inject new life in to his unbeaten career.

Having performed they way I did tonight I hope that Brian Peters liked what he saw, and with the shape I am in I hope I can be included in his future promotions.

Kelly also believes that he can pay his way on any promotion in Ireland.

I sold nearly all my allocation of tickets and I could get two or three times that amount sold for my next fight. I could easily bring a big crowd from Dundalk to Dublin or Belfast.

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