“I’m not fazed by your 0 record” – Shaun McShane hopes for fights with Irish rivals

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Shaun McShane returns to the ring tonight in Glasgow after over ten months out.

The Donegal light welter is back in the ring in a short notice four rounder at The Knights of St Columba Social Club, his tenth professional contest.

So far, all of McShane’s fights have taken place in Scotland, with the Rosses man living in Glasgow – however he wants to fight in his home country in the near future.

The 36 year old has a chequered 4(0)-4(0)-1 record, but has mixed it at a good level in Scotland, twice fighting for their national title last year. McShane was controversially outpointed by Eddie Doyle in March, before losing another competitive fight in October.

Doyle would subsequently be defeated by Dubliner Shortty Carroll – one of many rising Irish light welters on the Dublin scene alongside the likes of Sean Creagh, Victor Rabei, and Jake Hanney.

McShane, who has since struck up a friendship with Doyle, wouldn’t mind a fight with Carroll – or anyone else for that matter.

‘The Rocket’ told Irish-Boxing.com that “I saw Shortty got the close points win over Doyle. He did well to get that and it’s a good win on his record.”

“I’ll not be calling anyone out, but at the same time I’ll fight any of them. I’m not fazed by your 0 record.”

“I’m not saying I’m better than anyone, but if I fight you you’ll know you’ve been in a fight – so you better be ready.”

“I know I’ve ended up with the losses on my record, but they were contentious. Trainers and managers know that, so they don’t be thinking ‘oh that guy has few loses, we’ll match our guy with him.'”

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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