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Watch – Joe Ward’s first ever pro weigh in

One of Ireland’s most decorated amateur makes his pro debut tonight (Saturday) in New York.

Joe Ward punches for pay for the first time on the undercard of the DAZN broadcast IBF middleweight world championship battle between Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin and Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko.

There is genuine excitement regarding the Moate BC’s debut as fans are eager to see him perform without the vest.

The three time European Championship gold medal winner and three time World Championship medalist hasn’t been handed an gimme opener.

The Lou DiBella and Ken Casey promoted fighter takes on noted puncher and former amateur of note Marco Delgado [5(4)-1] over six rounds.

The American has talked a good game in the build up and looked the part on the scales Friday.

The Californian weight in at 173.8lbs, while Ward looked well at 173.4lbs.

Check out the weigh in and head to head below:

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