The Tallaght middleweight ended a sizable sabbatical from the ring when he traded leather Alejandro Mostazo back in February and earned a second pro win with a shutout points win over Santos Medrano at the National Stadium on Saturday.
Finnegan claims he fought somewhat within himself to ensure he got the four rounds in, reasoning that he is still easing his way back into the fight game.
The Jobstown fighter predicted that it won’t be until next year when he has a few more fights under his belt, that we will see his true potential.
“I am only six months back into it, so a bit more time and you will see more improvements,” the Red Corner fighter told Irish-Boxing.com.
“I hurt him a few times and maybe I could have stepped up a gear and went for the stoppage, but I was enjoying it.”
“I didn’t want to go all out. I was catching him with single shots so I stuck to that.”
“I am hoping to get another fight before Christmas and then push on next year. I am not long back so I am happy tipping away for now.”
One of over 30 fighters to turn pro this year, Finnegan was content with the improvements he made since his first clash, in which time he has teamed up with coach Steven O’Rourke.
The middleweight hopeful was happier with his second performance and felt he made improvements.
“I felt a lot fitter and stronger this time. I think I had better technique and I just felt a lot better.”
“I am a lot happier with how I performed this time. He was more experienced than awkward.”
“He [Medrano] is 70 fights in so he is more conditioned to fighting and he knows his away around the ring.”
“I was catching him and landing with shots I was the better boxer, but he had that condition and a bit of know how over me.”
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