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Shortty Carroll just happy to be busy ahead of Scottish scrap

This coming Friday, Ballyfermot light welter Stephen Carroll fights for the fourth time as a professional in the unfamiliar location of Motherwell, Scotland.

Shortty, alongside Bangor’s Casey Blair, features on the Prospect Boxing show at the Alona Hotel which is headlined by Donegal light welter Shaun McShane’s Scottish title rematch with champion Eddie Doyle.

Carroll was initially due to appear on the Prospect/Wilton show at the Europa Hotel in Belfast scheduled for this Saturday, however that card has since been postponed.

Carroll explained to Irish-Boxing.com that “I got on this show through Alio Wilton because his show got put back till November.”

“I’m doing my eight rounder on that show [Belfast], so when it was put back Tony [Davitt, Manager] got me straight on this show.”

It’s a new experience for the Dubliner, but Carroll is not too concerned about location and is instead focused on building his record. He outlined how “I’m not too sure about fighting abroad all the time or what the plans are but I just hope I’m kept busy.”

“I’ll take a fight anywhere.”

On Friday the 24 year old takes on Scot Giuseppe Daprato [1(0)-10(5)] over six rounds. Carroll is not paying attention to his opponent and is more concerned about turning in one of his typically crowd-pleasing performances.

“I’ve seen no videos on him so I’m not sure what his style is like for definite.”

“I’m not worried anyways. I just hope to impress over here because it could be a chance of getting on more shows.”

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


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