Thomas Finnegan eyeing big fight next under new team


Thomas Finnegan [2(0)-0] starts a new chapter in his career on December 2nd.

The Tallaght middleweight fights for the third time in 2017 on the big ‘Celtic Clash 4’ bill at the National Stadium in Dublin.

The bout will be Finnegan’s first since linked up with new trainer and manager Tony Davitt, and the Jobstown man is eager to make a statement ahead of a potentially big 2018.

29 years old, ‘Victorious’ does not want to hang around, and plans to kick on soon, and is training hard under Davitt at Paschal Collins’s Celtic Warrior Gym.

Giving an update on his new set-up, Finnegan told Irish-Boxing.com that “training is going great with my new camp in Celtic Warriors Gym, a great bunch of lads, very positive atmosphere.”

“I’m really enjoying training at the moment. I feel a lot stronger now that I’m cutting weight properly. I can notice my fight game has improved.”

“It’s nice to have a fresh start you won’t get a better club In Ireland, top class sparring.”

It is a packed card in less than two weeks time, and Finnegan is looking to stand out.

The Dubliner declared that “on December 2nd I am going out to enjoy my last fight of the year, I can promise you that it is going to be a great fight. I’m hoping for a dust up.”.

An opponent for Finnegan will be announced shortly, with a journeyman likely to be brought in. The fight though could mark the end of a short apprenticeship for the former Crumlin amateur who is eager for an early-career domestic duel.

Finnegan outlined that “when I get this one out of the way I’ll be looking for the big dust ups early next year.”

“I am going to move forward, not backwards. I’ll have a chat with Tony about a plan, but I’m hoping for titles next year.”

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

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Joe O'Neill

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