Wildcard Wallace unphased by O’Reilly challenge

Newry’s Conor Wallace has no qualms about being a huge underdog on Friday night.

A slick middleweight, Wallace faces THE slick middleweight in the country, and maybe the World, Michael O’Reilly in the Elite final at the National Stadium

Nevertheless, Intermediate champ Wallace, who defeated Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Connor Coyle in the quarters, has no fear of World #3 O’Reilly.

The youngster explained to irish-boxing.com that “I was the big underdog in the quarter final, but sure you saw on the day, he deserved to be beat and I proved that I wasn’t here just to make up the numbers”

And the St Monica’s boxer’s coach quickly added how “every man has the same amount of bones in his body – it’s about whoever uses them best!”

Indeed Wallace’s mantra is that “I’ve nothing to lose, I’m the young man.”

“I’m looking forward to the final.”

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