In 1988, as a 17 year old kid and being hailed as a “strong Olympic candidate” by Belfast’s own Jackie Fullerton, I faced 16 year old Arturo Gatti in the Ireland v Canada amateur boxing tournament at the Guildhall in Londonderry. We fought in the light flyweight division (7.5 stone or 105lbs).
In round 1, after 2 standing counts, Gatti’s corner threw in the towel giving me the win.
It is humbling to know I have shared the ring with so many great fighters both as an amateur and as a pro.
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Big thanks to John Joe Duffy for sending me the DVD and to Wy Mac for her help getting it onto YouTube!