We get the impression Tony Davitt is more Frank Sinatra than Bachman–Turner Overdrive, but that didn’t stop the veteran manager quoting the 70’s rockers post his latest charge, Johnny Corcoran’s debut.
The well-respected coach, who co-promoted the Celtic Clash 2 card on Saturday night, told Irish fight fans “you ain’t seen nothing yet” after Corcoran registered an impressive fourth round stoppage win on the stacked show.
Speaking after the big-punching Corcoran had stopped Mateusz Rybarski, who came in with a record of one win from one fight, the coach of Gerard ‘Crank ‘ Whitehouse and Stephen ‘Shortty’ Carroll told Irish-Boxing.com that the light heavyweight hopeful was only getting warmed up.
“You haven’t seen what he can do yet, that was a taster. We will get him down to 81kg. We might get a fight in England in two weeks time and move on from there.”
“I am excited about him like all my fighters. That was Johnny’s first fight in two years and see what he did. He brings a bit of everything to the table, he can box and fight and you will see that when he has three or four fights under his belt.”
The fighter himself was delighted to have secured the victory. After hurting the Pole in each of the first three rounds the eager debutante, who had Roddy Collins as part of his team, got the job done in the fourth.
Corcoran felt his performance could have been better, but took the win happily.
“I am delighted to get the win under my belt and get the first one out of the way. I didn’t think I boxed too well. I followed him about too much and I was looking for the knock out. I should have took more time it can come easier that way.”
“I was very nervous getting in there to be honest, but I got the win and the stoppage. I hurt him a few times, but I stepped off a bit. I was thinking its better to get the rounds in because there will be fights I can’t depend on power.”
“I will learn from that and It is onwards and upwards from here. I am going to work hard now get the weight down and get sharper.”
Before his debut Corcoran was lavished with praise by soon to be Irish title challenger Stevie Collins. Collins, who faces Paddy McDonagh for the light heavyweight strap on June 24th claimed his sparring partner was one of the biggest punchers around.
It seems the respect is mutual and Davitt took time to thank The Wolfhound for the time he has put into his charge.
“We have to say thanks to Stevie Collins. He has been great with Johnny in sparring and worked hard with him over the last year and thought him a lot about the pro game.”
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