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KO winner Shortty Carroll: “I feel I’m settling into the pro game”

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Stephen Carroll [4(1)-0] was delighted to score the first stoppage win of his career at the weekend over in Scotland.

The Ballyfermot light welter was in action in Motherwell and took less than two rounds to dispatch of Scottish journeyman Darren Da Prato.

Recalling the win at the AlonA Hotel, Carroll told Irish-Boxing.com that “I banged in three solid right hands and he was off his feet.”

“I feel great after the stoppage. I knew I just needed to settle down and land a bit cleaner which I did.”

Now 24, ‘Shortty’ is feeling more powerful than ever and described how “I felt I was hitting a lot harder. I was only getting settled in and it was over.”

“I feel I’m settling into the pro game more and more as time goes on and, the more fights I get, I feel I’m getting more comfortable.”

His first fight outside of Dublin, the well-supported Carroll was not worried by fighting on foreign shores. He said that “fighting in Scotland was great. It was good to let people outside of Ireland have a look of me and want me on their shows.”

“I would take a fight anywhere once I’m fit and ready. I’m always comfortable to fight.”

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