In what was a bout taken at short notice, the New Lodge fighter made his return from a wrist injury and his debut for Longshots Sports at the Oldham Leisure Centre.
McVarnock took on Croatian Anto Nakic in a four rounder which was anything but routine. Bunty went to war with the Balkan in the opening round before chopping him down with bodyshots to bring about a finish in the second and move to 9(3)-0-1.
An entertaining fight, the win sets McVarnock up now for a big 2018 where he will be chasing his first title.
Watch Ciaran McVarnock v Anto Nakic in full below:
Video courtesy of British Boxers TV,