Pro Debutant Callum Bradley plans to steal the show at Ulster Hall


Callum Bradley plans to make a big impression when he debuts this weekend.

The Omagh featherweight makes his bow on the MTK Global Fight Night at the Ulster Hall in Belfast and he is planning on stealing the show.

Just turned 20, Bradley elected against targeting major amateur success and has turned pro without any Senior experience.

The past few months have been spent moulding the slickster into a pro fighter and the confident Bradley believes he is ready to turn some heads on Friday night.

“Camp has been good,” he tells Irish-Boxing.com ahead of his opening four rounder.

“I’ve focused a lot on strength and conditioning, something I’ve never really taken seriously before but I can see the difference in my punch power!”

“Training’s been the same and sparring’s been the same, I’ve always trained hard and trained like a professional so it’s no different, I’ve just been working on things that needed worked on!”

While he may not be the first fighter to come to mind as being perfect for the pros, Bradley feels the move suits him.

The Sacred Heart graduate explained how “I’ve never actually fought before without headgear so this will be a lot different for me.”

“I think this will suit me because I like to make my opponents miss so I’ll feel more free in the ring!”

Bradley is eager to impress on the Luke Keeler v Conrad Cummings-topped card and thinks his stylish approach will win favour from the knowledgeable crowd that will be in attendance.

He outlined how “fans can expect a great display of hitting and not getting hit.”

“This will be the first time a lot of people see me fight so I’m planning on stealing the show!”

“There probably will be some nerves before the fight but once I step into the ring I’ll be fully focused!”

The younger brother of former Conor McGregor sparring partner Tiernan Bradley has caused quite the stir since turning over.

One of the youngest pros in Ireland, Tyrone has gotten behind Bradley and he notes how “the local community have been great.”

“I’ve been getting good support on social media from everyone and they want to see me do well.”

“Loads of local businesses have also sponsored me: Elite Security, Grugan Motors, Reps Gym, Fit to Snack, Chuck McGowan Travel, Conway Carpets, Electricast, and Metal Deck Ireland.”

“Without them I wouldn’t be able to train full time so I really appreciate all the support!”

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Joe O'Neill

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