Ryan O’Mahony never had the amateur career he wanted, but has promised to leave his mark in the pro ranks.
The Cork youngster won’t be known outside the most ardent boxing fan, indeed even a host of those wouldn’t have found his name familiar before news broke on Irish-boxing.com that he had joined the ever growing pro ranks.
However, the 22-year-old is determined to put his name on fight fans lips moving forward and is promising a pro career worth wide fight fan praise and support.
“My amateur career wasn’t a substantial one. It didn’t include International fights or Irish titles. I did fight tournaments like the Celtic Cup and so on, but things will be different in the pros.
“My amateur career never took off but I promise I have plans to make my pro career take off big and I plan for it to be an exciting one,” O’Mahony tells irish-boxing.com.
The Leeside puncher has always been one of those ‘suited to the pros’ amateurs and he believes his approach is one that will get bums on seats pre first bell and get them out of them once he is in ring action.
“The fight fans can expect a big bang when it comes to my career. My fight style, in my opinion, is the right style for pros and I am ready to start causing upsets early on.”
While there wasn’t too much know of O’Mahony there was even less knowledge of this promoters when news of the link up broke.
The former Loughmahon and Mayfield BC fighter put pen to paper with MG Ring Productions and will work with US based promoter and manager George Reynolds.
The American outfit are not the most established of names, but are building a stable of fighters.
O’Mahony joins the likes of Iain Weaver, William Flenoy, Marcus Coney and even faded former heavyweight contender Danny Williams on their books.
Explaining how the link up came about he said, ” A guy linked to the promotional company mailed me and said they were interested and that his boss was looking for talent.
“They had seen my videos and put me forward. I negotiated with him and he gave me the opportunity to turn over. He knew if I got the chance to prove myself I would grab it,” he adds before explaining the companies short term goals for him.
“They laid out a contract that states I will debut in and around August and September and then I will have four fights a year all according to plan.”
The Mahon man and massive Spike O’Sullivan fan, who will train at home in Cork, has plans himself and they all seem to revolve around proving he is worthy of a degree of hype.
“My main goal would be to get my name out there and to prove myself as a pro. I can guarantee I will do just that.”