Magee Jnr: I am out to make my own name in the sport

EAMONN Magee Jr wants to be known as a great fighter in his own right and not just his father son.

The son of the former Commonwealth champion and Ricky Hatton foe, Eamonn Magee snr certainly went about making a name for himself with an impressive debut win in the Holiday Inn on Friday night.

The Belfast lightweight became on the second fighter to stop tough journey man Zoltan Horvath to make an impressive start to his pro career.

“”I’m out to make my own name in this sport and that was a great start because he doesn’t get stopped easily,” said Magee after the fight.

“He tried to roll in with the head early on and I knew I had to keep him at distance. I just timed him at range from then on and landed the left which hurt him straight away.”

“I was pleased to get the job done. It was good to get the win because he is hard to stop and he is a tricky customer,” he added.

“The corner told me to keep it long. I did that and then caught him and his legs buckled. Once his legs buckled I went in for the kill and got the job done.”


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