Cruiserweight Gary Sweeney to fight Czech Gabor on major card in Cardiff

Galway-boxer Gary Sweeney will get to chance to prove his punching power this weekend when he fights in his second professional bout on a top-drawer Frank Warren card in Cardiff.

The Ballinrobe youngster will face Czech Marek Gabor [0-5(0 )] on the show at the Cardiff Ice Arena.

The Central European has never been stopped in his three-year career so far, but Sweeney will be looking to change this next Saturday.

It will be Gary Sweeney’s second pro fight in quick succession but he has been training well under the watchful eye of his brother Michael ‘Storm’ Sweeney.

Gary Sweeney made a perfect start to professional boxing with a first-round stoppage win against Slovakia’s Mario Lakatos in Bolton in May.

The Mayoman dropped Lakatos to the canvas three times before the fight was called off with one minute and 17 seconds remaining in the round.

The seven-time amateur champion was boxing in the opening bout of the Jack Catterall-Joe Hughes undercard at the Macrion Stadium in Bolton.

“I’m very excited to be out so soon after my last fight and have faith in my team who believe in me and to be on a Frank Warren bill.

“I believe I can spice up the Cruiserweight division and look forward to titles in 2017, but right now I’m just focused on Saturday.”

The Galway cruiserweight fights on the undercard of the massive Boxnation double-World title card headlined by Terry Flanagan and Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Sweeney is joined on the card by Belfast duo Jamie Conlan and Tyrone McKenna, as well as Wembley-Connaught light middleweight Gary Corcoran who takes on British and Commonwealth champion Liam Williams.

Gary Sweeney holds seven All Ireland titles. He has represented Ireland at the European Union Championships in Bulgaria, while he has also boxed for Ireland in Russia, France, Germany, the UK and the USA. A 2011 European Youth silver medallist, Gary was the 2014 Irish Elite Senior champion with Olympic Boxing Club, which was the first senior title for the club since Francie Barrett won it in 1996.

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