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: