Gallagher Makes It Two On The Bounce

Conail Gallagher made it two wins in two bouts for Repton Boxing Club as he beat Lewis Hutchison from Sunderland ABC at The Prince Regent Hotel in Chigwell on Friday night. Robert Wheeler reports from ringside.

Conail Gallagher gets prepared for first round action

UEL’s Conail Gallagher was delighted with his latest impressive victory over his North East opponent.

The bout was tense with both fighters exchanging hard hits and spending time on the ropes. However it was Gallagher’s name that was announced and whose hand was raised as the victor.

Speaking after the fight he said: “I feel good, it was important to get the win. I trained hard so it was a little bit easier when I was in there, [but I’m] just improving, I’m about 20% where I want to be and with hard work and dedication I will keep improving.”

On the nervous moments before the judges’ decision, the 24-year-old said: “It’s weird because in boxing you’re the hardest person to judge how a fight is going and at the time I was worried that he might get the decision but then looking back afterwards I thought it was pretty comfortable.”

The ex-West Ham fighter said on his opponent that “he was a bit of a step-up, [but] the improving opponents will improve me. He was a little bit heavier as my original lad didn’t turn up so a bit of mix-matching went on and I ended up fighting another opponent. This messed with my focus a little bit but when it came down to it I managed to switch back on”

Asked about his next fighter Gallagher added: “I will probably find out in the next couple of weeks and hopefully another step-up to put me in line for the uni championships in February.”