Steady Eddie – Treacy taking his time following explosive start


Eddie Treacy [2(1)-0] dialled things back a notch on Saturday night.

The Bray light middle made the biggest of debut statements with a 29-second knockout – including a ten count – but no streak would start on Saturday night.

Treacy dominated durable Bulgarian Konstantin Alexandrov, taking a four-round 40-36 win on the scorecard following a controlled twelve minutes.

Having ripped through debut opponent Ignasi Caballero, it was more considered from ‘The Honeybadger’ this time around.

The jab, straight right hands, and body work were prioritised as the former Irish Novice Champion banked invaluable experience.

“It was nice to get the rounds in,” he admitted to Irish-Boxing.com before discussing the fight.

“His guard was ridiculous so I was trying body shots and I got a nice few in. I landed a good few clean shots but he had some hard head.”

“Last time I came out swinging, I hurt the lad with an uppercut in the first, stepped it on and got him out of there.”

“I didn’t see [Alexandrov] ‘that’ hurt so I didn’t put the pressure on. There were one or two times that I could have stepped it on but I stepped back and got the rounds.”

“He was tough, I was hitting him with some heavy shots and, on other people, they would have an effect but he was very experienced.”

Treacy was somewhat torn, with part of him wanting the stoppage but a larger part acknowledging that four rounds are far more beneficial to his development.

The Wicklow slugger noted how Alexandrov “had only been stopped seven times in 46 fights so it was a bit of an ask [for me to stop him] but I was hoping to do it and make a statement.”

“I did hurt with him one or two shots, his eye was pretty marked up, he stumbled a little bit, but I stayed long and stayed patient, worked on the jab.

“If the knockout is there I’m going to go for it but, I dunno, you do a ten week camp and then the fight lasts 30 seconds…”

“I was loving it in there, I enjoyed it.”

Treacy only debuted last month and is happy to have gotten a second fight in before year’s end.

The JB Promotions man is keen on domestic dust-ups and quick progression but, for now, he’s comfortable and keeping things calm.

“It was a second fight in few weeks,” noted Treacy.

“I’ll have a nice break, have a bit of food, I’ll stay training though just I won’t be watching everything I eat like a month.”

“Start of January I’ll be back in [camp].”

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

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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