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McVarnock ready for happy homecoming

IT might be only a flying visit, but Ciaran McVarnock is planing to make sure its one Belfast fight fans remember.
The 22 year old Manchester based super featherweight fights for the first time in his home town on February 7 and considering he has signed with Frank Warren the novice pro believes it could be a rare chance to catch the eye of his home support.
As result McVarnock, who is 2-0 but hasn’t fought since May, is determined to put on a show and make sure although it could be out of sight it certainly won’t be out of mind as he bids to move up the ladder on English based shows over 2015.
“I’m over the moon to be fighting at home. I’m glad the time has come and it’s a great way to kick start the year after being out of the ring for so long.  A home debut is perfect the atmosphere at small hall shows is always buzzing,” McVarnock told Irish-boxing.com
“I have been thinking that as I am with Frank Warren and train in Manchester it could be a long long time before I fight in Belfast, but I’m over the moon it has come already.”
“I want to put on a show. Some of my fans have only seen me on Boxnation and are busting to actually be there and see me fight in person. So I want to put on a show for them and show everyone exactly what I moved away to Manchester to do.”

McVarnock may excite local fans come February 7, but he doesn’t believe Belfast will be his short term base. The super featherweight believes fighting in England will enable progress quicker. However, the Anthony Farnell trained ‘Bunty’ claims he will be a Belfast regular once he straps a title around his waist.

“It is great to be fighting at home, but is not frustrating fighting away from home to be honest.
“Every boxer is going to have to do it at stages in their career and I’m doing it at the beginning. It is bad that my friends, family and fans have to travel to England to watch me fight and I don’t get much people coming over, as I would get in Ireland, but it is boxing and I believe I will get further where I am in England. Then when I go up those rankings and start bringing in titles  I will be more known and I will have my title fights at home.”


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