I'll be World champ - says Antrim boxer

Thursday, 26 July 2018

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ANTRIM boxer Conor Cooke believes he has the world in his hands after he left his first professional opponent sprawled at his feet following a spectacular second round KO.
But at 31 he knows he has to act fast. Fighting is a young man's game, but Cooke looked anything but old as he demolished Polish slugger Pawel Kucharski with a devastating right on the Celtic Clash card in Dublin.
“It felt good after all the training and preparation to finally get in there and get down to business," the local man said.
“I was delighted when he went down. My new career couldn't have got off to a better start."
But while his fighting career is on the up, Cooke is the first to admit that things have been much more complicated away from the ring.
“Look, I'm no angel and I've made mistakes in the past, but the things that have been written about me this last wee while are just nonsense," he said.
“Since the fight things have changed a bit. The reaction has been overwhelming. People are stopping me in the street."
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian


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