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Tony Nellins hoping to steal the show in Belfast

Tony Nellins [3(0)-0] is planning to steal the show in Belfast this weekend.

The local welterweight boxes on the Team Alio and Prospect Boxing card at the Shorts Sports and Social club on Saturday March 4th, the second of two pro shows in the Titanic City this weekend.

It’s a second fight in relatively quick succession for Nellins, who had been out of the ring for over five years when he made his return at the same venue in November.

That night he was involved in an exciting fight with JP McGuinness, outworking the Scot with constant hooks to take a four round points win, and he is promising more of the same this time round.

“I wouldn’t say I try to put on a show,” Nellins explained to Irish-Boxing.com. “I just make sure that I give one hundred percent on the night and if that means a war so be it.”

“I see the fight being very entertaining and maybe stealing the show!”

The 66 month ring hiatus left come-forward slugger Nellins with a few pre-fight jitters last time, but the fitness fanatic was ready to take up right from where he left off. He recalled how he was “nervous, yes, as I wanted to be sure to impress my home crowd and showcase my skills, but with the length of time I had out of the ring I wouldn’t have called myself rusty!”

With Alio Wilton planning numerous shows this year, Nellins is hoping to build up some momentum, and outlined that “I’m happy getting the fights racked up, I’m taking each one as it comes. I hope to get to 6-0 by the end of this year.”

An opponent has been secured for Saturday, and while he is yet to be officially announced, Nellins is expecting a tough fight, and the 25 year old described how “I know he has been in with some quality opposition, he’s coming to win and it’s my job to make sure he doesn’t!”

Also featuring on the card this Saturday are Luke and Matt Wilton, Casey Blair, and Ryan Greene.

Tickets (priced £30) are available from the boxers involved. Contact Tony Nellins at 07889288614.

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