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Energiser Bunny Sean Higginson steamrolls to debut win in Belfast

A late addition to the card, Sean Higginson certainly made an impression tonight on his professional debut.

The Belfast super feather gave an energetic display at The Devenish Complex on the Kieran Farrell-promoted ‘A New Era’ card

Originally set to make his pro bow last weekend in Manchester, Higginson was bumped onto the Belfast bill following that show’s postponement, and fans were treated to a fast and furious display.

The John Breen-trained took on respected journeyman Jamie Quinn and landed plenty against his solid starter foe in a breathless fight.

22 year old Higginson came out quickly, winging in big shots from the start at a seemingly impossible pace..

Quinn, following a warning in the first round, would be deducted a point in the second by trainee referee Eamon Magill as Higginson continued to send barrage after barrage his way.

Perhaps energised by the deduction, the Stockport journeyman came out firing in the third and momentarily pinned Higginson to the ropes, although the Belfast prospect would quickly escape and normal service would resume.

Impressively fit, Higginson’s high octane approach would continue, if not rise, as he entered into the fourth and final round.

Quinn, as usual, was going nowhere, and the fight went to John Lowey’s card, with Higginson being handed a 40:35 win.

Up and running in the pros, Higginson’s pro record starts off at 1(0)-0, while the ultra-durable Quinn falls to 2(0)-36(1)-1 following his night’s work.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie