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Now on to the big one, says Thomond bound McVarnock

Ciaran McVarnock continued his unbeaten start to pro life and pushed his record to 4-0 in Liverpool last Saturday week, but is now focused on the ‘big one’.

Bunty diverts slightly off the natural novice track and will trade the small hall for a Stadium when he fights next.

The 23 year old super featherweight goes to work on the under card of Andy Lee’s massive WBO middleweight title defence against Billy Joe Saunders at Thomond Park on September 19.

Appearing on such an event is certainly a massive plus and even rarity for a 4-0 fighter and McVarnock believes getting a taste of the big time so early on will give him a unique focus going forward.

“That fight is done and it’s on to the big one,” McVarnock told Irish-boxing.com not long after his Nightmare at Ellesmere win.

“I’m super excited now and fully focused on the world title bill. It’s going to be the biggest show I have fought on to date. It will be great experience for me. I will get a taste of the big time and I know it will make me more determined to head line a show like that myself one day.”

“I took just two days off after my fight and got straight back into training, keeping the weight down and staying fit. To be honest I don’t mind at all who I fight. It’s not up to me I have just got to go in there and do a job on whoever is put in front of me.”

The Frank Warren promoted puncher was excited to look forward, but did reflect on his last display with content too.

McVarnock registered a points win over Qasim Hussain and was happy with his nights work.

“I’m over the moon I got the win and to do it by winning every round. I wasn’t worried about over looking this fight with the Thomond clash down the line. I knew I had a job to do and just focused on getting that win and that’s what I done.

“Not once on the day of the fight did I think about the massive show in Limerick to be honest. I didn’t perform my best on Saturday night. I know I can box a lot better, but it’s great to win every round even when not boxing at your best. He was a real heavy opponent and he was experienced.”


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