Low Blows: Pauly Upton

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On Wednesdays we give Irish boxers the opportunity to take aim at their fellow fighters and throw some low blows.

This week it is the turn of the eldest of the boxing brothers and Irish light middleweight champion Pauly Upton [12(2)-0].

Q: Hardest Trainer?
A: Sean Creagh is always in the gym working hard. Great to see him progress

Q: Biggest Moaner?
A: Pajo Hyland when I used to beat him at FIFA.

Q: Funniest?
A: Ian Tims. I used to have good laugh with him at shows and worked with him in Dublin scaffolding. He’s decent craic.

Q: Biggest Ladies Man?
A: My brother Sonny by a mile. Can nick a worldie with ease!

Q: Most Intelligent?
A: Steven Ward. I’m sure he was in college and university. The only boxer I can think of, which must be saying something!

Q: Least Intelligent?
A: Chris Blaney. Has taken too many shots to the head. He thinks a curry is healthy.

Q: Hardest Puncher?
A: The hardest hitter I boxed as amateur was probably Phil Sutcliffe. We must have boxed each other at least 6 times, always on his dad’s shows, glad them days are over. As a pro, Sergei Rabchenko.

Q: Most Naturally Talented? 
A: To watch Darren Sutherland box was special. Anthony Cacace too, fought him in the amateurs and he was class.

Q: Cheapest?
A: Ryan Burnett. he could peel an orange in his pocket with a boxing glove on!

Q: Worst Dancer?
A: Davey Joyce. I remember him at the Irish festival in New Jersey throwing shapes. Shocking moves.

Q: Worst Dress Sense?
A: Hughie Myers. tracksuit bottoms tucked into his socks.

Q: Biggest Messer?
A: My brother Anto. Always messing, whether training or when away fighting. Pranking people and causing mischief is his thing.

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