Kennedy will make waves across the Atlantic in 2016 says Collins

Paschal Collins is excited about working with Wexford heavyweight Niall Kennedy.

The 31 year old makes big career progression as he tops his first bill against Yavor Marinchev, a fighter that took big punching David Price four rounds, at the Red Cow this coming Friday.

And Collins is pleased with the progress that Kennedy, one of a number of new Irish big men on the pro scene, has been making in adapting to the paid game.

Indeed, the Celtic Warrior Gym boss told irish-boxing.com that once the Gorey BC graduate gets a few more wins under his belt he will start making a name for himself Stateside.

The heavyweight’s coach claims Kennedy will follow the path of gym mates Gary O’Sullivan and Stephen Ormond by linking up with Murphy’s Boxing, who provide a platform to impress in America.

“We where trying to get Niall out in Boston, but things didn’t work out. He has his third fight now in the Red Cow which is good it is his third fight this year. The thing about the heavyweights is you can take your time because they can be in big fights by fight 13 or 14.

“Niall has great experience with his amateur background and I am genuinely excited about his prospects. The improvements he has made in nine months are massive,” Collins said.

“Murphy’s Boxing in the States are very impressed with him, but it costs a lot of money to bring an Irish fighter over so they want fighters at a level where they are co featuring or headlining so they can get a return on the investment like Stephen Ormond and Spike O’Sullivan ensure. So it could happen for Niall after Christmas because their are a couple of decent heavyweights around Massachusetts that Niall wants to fight. Get another two or three wins under his belt and we will be moving him out there too.”

Derek McKenna

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