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Tony McGlynn plans eye-catching pro debut

The fighting is the easy part suggests debutant Tony McGlynn.

The new-to-the-scene pro makes his pro bow on the undercard of Joe Fitzpatrick and Iago Barros’ lightweight BUI Celtic title fight set for the Devenish tonight.

The former Crumlin amateur isn’t expecting an easy introduction into the paid ranks, but does suggest his job will be made easier by the hard work he has put in during camp.

One of five Pete Taylor trained fighters now aligned to Boxing Ireland is confident he has done all he can to ensure victory in Belfast.

“I’m feeling good,” he told Irish-boxing.com ahead of his first pro punches.

“All the hard work’s done now, I just have to get in and fight, ” he adds before explaining he is excited.

“I don’t really suffer with nerves, I am more buzzing for it. I can’t wait to go out and fight as a pro.”

The 2016 Intermediate middleweight champion, who is said to carry genuine power, fights without the vest for the first time against a Hungarian with Irish previous.

Dominik Csaba Karoly took on Limerick’s Lee Reeves in Canada last time out and was stopped by the southpaw stylist.

However, ‘Golden Balls’ notes Karoly has as many wins as he has pro defeats and believes that means he comes to the ring with a different mindset to the majority of journeymen.

“My opponent is 2-2 and the two lads he was beaten by are good, so he will come to fight. That means it’s not just a little handy journeyman,” he adds before only predicting a good performance.

“The fans can expect a good boxing performance. I won’t make any predictions other than that, we’ll see what happens on the night.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com