Taylor thrilled with big win

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Taylor thrilled with big win thumbnailA delighted Taylor McGoldrick saw off the challenge of Casey Blair.

ROCK'S Super Middle-Weight Taylor McGoldrick had a nervous start to his second professional bout following the withdrawal of his Bulgarian opponent, Richaed Hegyl.
Having been looking forward to competing on Michael Conlon's Homecoming Bill at the SSE Odyssey Arena, Taylor was fearing the worst, a withdrawl from the bill through no fault of his own.
However, his management team MTK (Mack The Knife) global were detrmined to secure the 24-year-old a bout and thankfully, they managed to find an oppenent in Bangor's Casey Blair.
The 38-year is an experienced fighter with 47 professional bouts under his belt. He recently defeated Lotty Quryshi at Iee Arena in Cardiff and approached this bout with confidence and a pre-match sharpness.
However, despite the last minute change in opposition, McGoldrick maintained his technique and his cleaner shots secured him a well deserved victory over four rounds - a feat he is hoping will lead to bigger and better things.
“It was a great night of boxing and I was delighted to get the win."
Having only turned professional last October the eight time Ulster amateur champion spoke of his nerves and admitted he was glad he was able to keep them in check and secure the win.
“It was a brilliant experience to be part of something like that, and yes, there were some nerves - you wouldn't be human if you didn't have some - but I was excited and am delighted to have put the work in.
“Blair is a seasoned journeyman. He was tough, he had beaten someone with a 4-0 record a few weeks ago and he made it difficult for me and perhaps I could have been a wee bit more keen but it was a great experience for me.
“It was tough hour, but I just picked my shots, made sure I landed them cleanly and stayed relaxed, I didn't try to find something that wasn't there and leave myself exposed and that is what prevailed.
“It was a good win, a good test and I'm hoping I can push on to bigger things now. I'm ready next month or any time as soon as I can get a fight really," he concluded.


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