Galway’s Thomas O’Toole started life as a pro boxer with a bang in Boston on Saturday night.
The cultured light heavyweight registered a first-round knockout win on his professional debut on the “Fight Night on the Charles at Mosley’s III” card, at Mosley’s On The Charles in Dedham, Massachusetts.
The southpaw didn’t take long about getting Francisco Alriri Neto out of there, dropping the Brazilian three times in the first stanza to secure a knockout win.
Another debutant to score a victory over the weekend was Mayo’s Adam Dempsey.
Achill’s first and only ever pro fighter outpointed experienced journeyman Fonz Alexander in front of a large Irish and Mayo following.
The 21-year-old claiming a 39-37 win over a tricky and testing debut opponent on a Shamrock Boxing event in Bedford, Luton.