Stephen Carroll put on a show for those in attendance at the National Stadium on Saturday night.
The Ballyfermot light welter won an entertaining scrap with Tamas Laska on ‘The Future’ card, and when he wasn’t landing punches he was playing to the crowd.
Afterwards ‘Shortty’ spoke to Irish-Boxing.com and admitted that “I was just delighted to be back in the ring, my first time since November and I hope this time I will be kept busy!”
Laska was a more awkward and difficult foe than what Carroll had previously faced, and the Dubliner explained how the Hungarian “was different to the opponents I have had to begin with.”
“He didn’t want to fight and I had to chase him down.”
“I could show my skill set a bit more, but I was chasing a bit and probably rushing in.”
“If I had more rounds I could have paced it a bit better, but I knew I had to get busy because it was just four rounds.”
“I would rather someone came and fought, but you have to fight what you are against. It is a very big ring, if it had of been the Red Cow it would have been a different story.”
One of the main topics of conversation of the night was the comparison between Carroll and Tallaght’s Sean Creagh [who won via second round stoppage in the fight beforehand]. A fight between the Dublin duo seems like an inevitability, and 24 year old Carroll outlined the path to the bout, telling how “I want a six rounder next and then hopefully the one after will be the big one with Sean.”
“I want to get moving now.”