John Joe Nevin makes winning start to professional career
Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin has made a winning start to his professional career with a win against Albert Candalaria in Boston last night.
The Mullingar native faced the Puerto Rican brawler in the House of Blues in Boston in a six-round bout.
Nevin dominated the six-rounder against the highly rated Candalaria.
The final scores were 59-55
“The reception was unbelievable,"" said Nevin afterwards, thanking the partisan crowd. "It means so much to me to win on my professional debut on St Patrick’s Day."