A host of debut obstacles and problems – but “no excuses” for Christian Scuvie


Christian Scuvie‘s professional debut looked like it would be called off multiple times in the days and hours leading up to it.

Indeed, at one stage the day before, according to manager Stephen Sharpe, Scuvie was ‘off’ the show.

A mistake made by his doctor meant that he and his manager had a mad dash around the city on Friday afternoon to get blood tests performed – only for a big hold-up on fight night after Scuvie’s blood pressure initially came in slightly high.

Once everything finally did get sorted, the Blanchardstown heavyweight eased to 1-0 with a comfortable, if cagey, win over Poland’s Robert Krason, landing the only shots of note and staggering the Eastern European in the third and fourth rounds.

Scuvie was not overjoyed with his performance, and noted afterward that “I had to get blood drawn… but no excuses.”

Fighting an extremely awkward and unorthodox opponent, the patient Congo fighter stalked and looked to throw straight shots. However, he was faced with an opponent who furiously circular before lunging in and holding.

Scuvie is just eager to build his ring experience, with ‘The Ghost’ explaining to Irish-Boxing.com how “I haven’t boxed in about two years now, I was a bit worried about the rust but, yeah, it was alright!”

“There was ring rust, I haven’t really been able to get sparring but next fight I’ll be a lot better.”

Between blood tests, blood pressure, ring rust, and a nightmare opponent, it was far from a dream debut, and the big man is keen for a quick return to the ring.

Managed by Boxing Ireland and trained by Tony Davitt, Scuvie is not one for big declarations, instead leaving the future and the ‘what’s next’ question up to his team who look set to run a big Dublin show in the Summer.

“Whatever they say, I’ll be ready,” he added.

“I’ll be back in soon, I’m looking forward to it.”

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

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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: [email protected]