Thomas Finnegan “ready to rock” ahead of pro debut

There is a professional debut among the eleven fights on Saturday’s ‘Unfinished Business’ card.

Jobstown super middle Thomas Finnegan makes his paid bow on the Red Corner Promotions card, and the 28 year old Dub is promising a great fight.

Finnegan enjoyed an impressive amateur career, but has been away from the sport in recent years. However, his recent return to boxing under Stephen Kavanagh at Kilnamanagh BC has him feeling like an improved fighter.

The Tallaght puncher is part of a rapidly growing stable under Kavanagh alongside Sean Turner, Sean Creagh, and fellow new pros Liam Gaynor and Adrian Farquhar.

Speaking to Irish-Boxing.com, Finnegan paid credit to his pro trainer, describing how “Kavo is a great coach, I’ve improved a lot under him. The club is great, there are some good boxers over there at Kilnamanagh BC.”

Finnegan will attempt to put what he has learnt these past few months into action on Saturday night at the Stadium in his scheduled four rounder, and he admits that “I’m nervous – but it’s more excitement, I’m really looking forward to it.”

“The fans can expect a great fight from me. I’m more than sure I can do the job, I’ll beat whatever gets thrown at me. I’m ready to rock.”

“I’ve gotten great support from the community, family, friends, and my girlfriend. I’d like to thanks all the supporters, sponsors, and people who bought tickets.”

Also featuring on the Luke Keeler v Lewis Taylor-topped card will be Eric Donovan, Chris Blaney, Lynn Harvey, Stevie Collins, Craig O’Brien, Connor Coyle, Noely Murphy, Jay Byrne, and Allan Phelan.

Tickets cost €40 (unreserved) and €60 (ringside) and can be bought from the boxers on the bill.

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