O’Leary looking to build on special debut

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Promising Dublin prospect Pierce O’Leary bids to follow up an impressive debut in sold-out Glasgow this weekend.

‘Big Bang’ won nine amateur titles before turning professional with MTK Global on the #MTKFightNight at Ulster Hall last month; entertaining against Oscar Amador.

Now, on a big Scottish show, the Docklands ABC product is looking to snatch some more limelight against the experienced Chris Adaway.

“I’m really excited to be out early again, after that debut I had. I’ll keep looking to gain experience and learn my craft the best I can,” O’Leary said.

“It’s just a fantastic card to be on. I’ll be expecting big crowds as it’s a massive venue and sold out. The last time I fought in Scotland was 2014 I think in an international. I got the win that time.

“My debut was a special moment for myself and for all the fans who traveled up and people from my area. I knew I was carrying up a load but nothing like as many as I did. What an experience!

“After the debut victory, we were straight back in the gym and working on techniques.

“I can’t thank MTK Global enough for putting on a great night and making me part of it.”

A classic night of boxing at Emirates Arena is topped by the all-Scottish British & Commonwealth bantamweight title fight between Lee McGregor and Kash Farooq with the likes of Kieran Smith, Mark McKeown, Paddy Donovan and more joining O’Leary on the undercard.

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