Introducing: Chris Scuvie


Chris Scuvie isn’t one for the hype.

However, while he is quiet and thoughtful, those around him have backed him to make some noise in the pro ranks.

The Congolese-born fighter makes his debut on the fifth instalment the Celtic Clash series set for the Good Counsel GAA club in Drimnagh, Dublin, on Saturday March 24th.

The big-punching Blanchardstown cruiserweight has impressed in the amateurs and by all accounts in his first pro camp. In fact, those who have seen in him action have been quick to point out he brings phenomenal power with him to the ring.

The fighter doesn’t seem overly happy with the billing and he certainly won’t be adding a fuel to the hype fire.

“I don’t know about that,” Scuvie smiled when Irish-boxing.com suggested there was talk of his one-punch knockout power.

“People can check that out for themselves. I think I have power, but we will have to see. Hopefully I will bring knockouts for the fans,” he added before suggesting he wants an active 2018.

“First I want to get fit and keep busy. I want to be 100 percent fit for my debut and then fight at least once a month.”

The fighter who will start at cruiser but has light heavy ambitions has never competed at National Elite level as an amateur, but has been victorious at Novice and Intermediate level.

The Conogolese Collosus now feels its time to try and make an impact in pro circles.

“I started boxing in Castlebar Boxing Club in 2006, I won a Connaught title back then. I moved to Saviours and I stopped boxing for a while. I moved to Dunboyne and won two Leinsters and a Novice title.”

“Then I joined Crumlin then and reached the Intermediate final and won some other stuff,” he said of his amateur career.

“Now I just want to give the pro game a go and see how I get one. I think I am more suited to the pros, well that’s what all the amateur coaches have said – I have a pro style.”

Also featuring on the bill, which is topped by a BUI Celtic super featherweight rematch between Colin O’Donovan and Stephen McAfee, will be lightweight pair Niall O’Connor and Martin Quinn, classy welterweight Keane McMahon, super bantamweight Carl McDonald, rising welterweight John Joyce and Cavan debutant Owen Duffy.

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