22 May 2011 – Jonny Stapleton
Stevie Quinn Jnr is hoping its a case of like father like son this Friday night as he literally walks in his fathers footsteps in Belfasts Holiday Inn show.
The 18 year old starts his professional life with a bout against the fighter his father brought his boxing career to a close with, Delroy Spencer. And Irish boxings latest debutant is hoping that like his father he registers a win over the experienced English fighter. Indeed the former two time Ulster nine counties amateur champion, is not just planning to emulate his Dad, but wants eclipse his fathers performance in a six round contest against Spencer.
Quinn wants a win over Spencer as well as DNA in common with his father come late Friday night, but unlike Quinn snr wants a knock out win over the English fighter.
“I am hoping i get the same result as my father. Although I would like to go one better and get the stoppage. Hopefully the stoppage comes so people will sit up and take note. Not a lot of people have managed to stop Delroy, Quinn told www.irish-boxing.com.
Fight such an experienced pro over six rounds in his first pro innings seems a signal of serious intent from the young gun. However despite kick starting what he hopes is a successful career against a boxing centurion, Quinn claims he is looking to ease his way into the pro game.
I am very excited about making my debut. I cant wait. Delroy will obviously be very experienced having had over 100 pro fights, but I am more than confidant that i can beat him. I am only 18, I want to take it slowly so I can mature. Hopefully I can get about 10 wins and we will take it from there. Training has went brilliant, I am trained by Bernardo Checa whose record as a coach speaks for itself. I have been sparring Luke Wilton who is after a British title shot, so iv had the best of sparring.