MOST people like to their learning before taking tests, but that’s not how it worked for Gerard Healy.
The Belfast light middleweight made his debut at a weeks notice, then fought prospect Dee Walsh, before trading leather with Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith. A win and reverse against journey man opposition followed before he twice fought Donegal’s John Hutchinson.
Certainly not the easiest of introductions into the game, but Healy is intent on taking the positives from what he describes as a learning experience. The 31 year old, who had to take time out of the ring after a car accident, is now ready to turn a losing record into a winning one and is planning a run of victories starting with victory over Liam Griffiths this coming Saturday night.
“I was off for a while due to a car crash. It is good to be back and I am looking forward to Saturday night,” Healy told Irish-boxing.com.
“The plan now is to get a few more wins. I have been hard done by in some fights to date and took on some good opponents. . I tested myself from day one and to be honest I learned a lot. I will use what I have learnt going forward,” he added.
Healy will fight alongside one of his former foe’s on the Night of Champions in the Devinish this weekend, Dee Walsh. Indeed Walsh has become his new stable mate and the Belfast fighter believes he is benefiting from working along side the young hungry prospect.
“Training with Dee is brilliant we train really hard an push each other, We shared the ring before but we will always be very good friends
“Camp for this fight is going brilliant Gerard McCafferty an Sean McCullagh are doing a brilliant job with us, they are two top guys.”