Quinn goes pro

22 April 2011 – Cormac Campbell

All Blacks bantamweight Paul Quinn looks set to make his professional debut in Craigavon at the end of June according to renowned boxing coach John Breen.

Belfast based Breen, who trains top line professionals including Paul McCloskey and Andy Murray, is now working with the 20-year-old former Ulster Intermediate Champion (2008) in his Lombard Street gym and speaking to the Newry Reporter said that Paul will fit in nicely alongside established stars, with unbeaten flyweight Jamie Conlan likely to feature as a regular sparring partner.

He is a good puncher, Breen said. A bit raw but we can bring him on. Hell work with Conlan. They all learn from each other. Hopefully there will be a card topped by Stephen Haughian in Craigavon in June and he will be on that.

Pauls father and amateur coach Paddy outlined his sons pedigree. He won the Ulster title every year from he was 11 and has also won the Ulster Intermediates and the Co Antrim title, he said. He will continue training in the All Blacks but will be going up to John to sharpen up.

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