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Sean McGlinchey looking to the future after a frustrating pro start

Derry favourite Sean McGlinchey [2(0)-1(0)] is focusing on a positive future and is delighted to return to doing what he loves on October 12th.

The Creggan super middle has endured a frustrating start to his pro career having fought just three times since 2017.

Injuries have stopped him from building on what looked an impressive start and forced him out of the March 2018 Last Man Standing contest.

Then a hasty return and an extremely late notice clash with old amateur foe, Padraig McCrory resulted in a first career defeat.

They are all things ‘Mummy’s Bhoy’ wants to put behind him – and he is determined to start creating happier boxing memories when he returns on the stacked Celtic Clash 9 card.

“There has been a few main reasons why [my career] has been a stop and go, but that is in the past. I can’t do anything about that anymore all I can do now is get myself in the best shape  physically and mentally and go in and do what I love doing,” McGlinchey told Irish-Boxing.com before revealing his excitement levels. 

“I am really excited to get back in ring. I just can’t wait to feel the buzz around the place.  I just want go in enjoy myself and come out with the win.”

The 26-year-old returns in an intriguing match up, as he takes on Belfast based Angolan Julio Cesar [2(0)-4(3)] in his first fight since October of last year.

Cesar’s record doesn’t look overly impressive, but those in the know are aware the 37-year-old does possess talent.

Indeed, Boxing Ireland’s McGlinchey isn’t reading too much into the fact the Glenan ABC fighter has lost four. One of three active Derry pros points out his Celtic Clash foe’s slate makes for misleading reading.

“It’s a tough fight to come back in, but I am here to box and that is what boxing is all about. I was asked by my manger did I want the fight, I said yes and it was made.

“I believe he is much better than his record suggests. He took a few tough fights at the last minute. He is training with a great team and in a great gym so I am expecting a tough hard fight. That’s what I am training for anyway,” he adds before avoiding voicing a prediction. 

“I have my own prediction in my head but that for me to focus on but the win is what I will get.”
Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

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