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Sam Carroll is on a BUI Celtic title mission

Sam Carroll [2-0] is on a BUI Celtic title mission.

The new to the game pro registered his second win since officially turning over in March on the Leeside Revolution card and is determined to keep the progression going.

Having banked two four round points wins the Boxing Ireland fighter is keen to double up on six rounders before challenging for the Celtic title.

The Bray fighter has made the gateway title his sole mission for now and is focused on securing his shot.

“I’d like a six rounder next, another one after that and then hopefully I can get a Celtic title shot,” he told Irish-Boxing.com.

“That is my mission now. My mission is to get the Celtic title. Once I get that I’ll target the Irish title, after that you can ask me about the European title.”

Going the six so soon in doesn’t look an issue for the Pete Taylor-trained fighter. Carroll was all action for the four against a relatively game Georgi Andonov, punching from first to last bell. 

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The Wicklow man’s aggressive approach meant he took some shots, but that didn’t phase him and post the win he was just happy he was involved in an entertaining fight.

“It was a tough scrap. He is a very awkward opponent. I’d be a high paced fighter more or less and when your sparring the likes of Davey Oliver you have to keep a pace. It goes to show when your sparring that quality of fighter it helps give performances like that. It works in my favour,” he adds before commenting on taking some right hands.

“Your always going to get caught. Ask any boxer you’ll get hit at some stage. I hope to be in entertaining fights all the time. That is the style of fight I want to be in and hopefully that was a good fight for people to watch.”

Carroll debuted at just three weeks notice and although he had been in the gym in the lead up to that clash claims having a date six weeks out this time around made a difference.

“It was the first time I had six weeks notice and it has you a bit more on edge or sharper. Your training and sparring with a fight in mind and when you get in there you know your ready. ”

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)


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Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com