WATCH: Ireland’s Youngest Pro James Power scores ANOTHER knockout


James Power got his mid-term break off to a strong start yesterday afternoon in Hungary.

The Cork lightweight, a Leaving Cert student who has just completed his Pres/Mocks at Coachford College, secured a short-notice opportunity of a fight in Hungary which he took with both gloves.

Already 2-0 following stoppage wins in Tijuana last year, the 17-year-old made it three knockouts from three in the Budapest suburb of Eger yesterday.

Power needed just one minute to stop his local opponent in what looks likely to be his final under-the-radar fight abroad as he will turn 18 in April and be eligible to take out a Boxing Union of Ireland licence.

Yesterday he would swarm his opponent from the off, raining in hooks before the bout was waved off as the beleaguered Hungarian crumpled to the canvas.

Power said that “I felt much calmer, much more at home in there this time.”

“I’m hitting hard, I know that. I’ve gained some more experience from this trip. So all in all I had a great time.”

The Dripsey youngster was one of three Irish fighters in action on the bill along with Dubliners Declan Geraghty and Robbie Burke. Super feather Geraghty eased to a comeback win that looks set to set him up for a fight with Marco McCullough while light heavyweight debutant Burke scored a stoppage to start off.

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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