Debutant David Maguire didn’t quite scream ‘you ain’t seen nothing yet’ after his first paid win over Moses Matovu in the National Stadium on February 15, but speaking to Irish-boxing.com after the bout the sentiment was implied.
The Celtic Gym cruiserweight took a tricky premier paid bout trading leather with the experienced Belfast based Ugandan at relatively short notice, but impressed en route to a points win.
Even more impressive was the fact it was the former Intermediate champions first competitive ring action in over four years as a result Maguire believes he can only get better.
The Dubliner claimed ring rust was somewhat an issue and he told what seems to be a sizeable and already loyal following they expect better from him next time out.
“I am delighted with the performance,” said Maguire. “I haven’t been in a competitive ring for over four years so there was an element of ring rust. It was a tough fight to take for a debut, Moses is experienced and has been in with some great fighters so I am delighted with the performance. I don’t know what is next we just got the debut out of the way, but next time I will be fitter and a lot sharper. People can expect more from me the next time.