This week’s edition of Low Blows sees Irish boxing’s Mr Nice Guy Niall Kennedy get the chance to take aim at his fellow fighters, and the Wexford heavyweight doesn’t disappoint.
Q: Hardest Trainer?
A: Since turning pro I’d definitely say either Stephen Ormond or Stevie Jnr, and before I turned pro, Niall Murray from Gorey BC always trained really hard.
Q: Biggest Moaner?
A: Again Niall Murray making weight was always on a short fuse, he’d bite your head off. In the gym Timsy would always have few reasons to moan with injuries
A: That has to be Spike. He is painful to train with, you never know what he is going to do. He is wired all wrong, but a great lad.
Q: Biggest Ladies Man?
A: Spike won’t like this, but that has to be Frank Buglioni – God’s gift to women. The horrible thing about Frank too is that you can’t dislike him, one of the nicest most genuine people I’ve met in boxing.
Q: Most Intelligent
A: Can I not have one of these? Ha! I’d say that’s a toss-up between the private schooled Stevie Jnr, Frank, and Luke Keeler. I’m giving that one to Luke.
Q: Least Intelligent?
A: Actually I will take that one. I get a lot of jeering in the gym for my bogger ways and sayings, and the fact I waited until I was 28 to take boxing seriously. Gobshite!
Q: Hardest Puncher?
A: My best friend and amateur coach Darren O’Toole hit like a pig. Sean Turner hits very hard, Stevie Jnr is bull strong, and Tommy McCarthy can really whack for a cruiser.
Q: Most Naturally Talented?
A: Jono Carroll is a freak, so is Stephen Ormond. As an amateur in Gorey – John Murray. And with the High Performance either Joe Ward or Michael O’Reilly.
A: Spike. He still has his Communion money!
Q: Worst Dancer?
A: I’m not great. Adam Nolan is deadly for a man who doesn’t drink. But it has to be Hagler Murray my trainer in Gorey BC, anyone who has witnessed it knows he had to get the nod.
Q: Worst Dress Sense?
A: Dress sense changes from Dublin to Wexford but I’m not great in either county. I’ll give it to Pajo though with his tight tracksuits. I thought he was after taking Lynn’s the other day in the gym.
Q: Biggest Messer?
A: This is hard because Packie Collins is a wind up artist. I’m not great but I think Spike is probably the biggest due to fact we never know what he is going to do next.
Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)