Michael Mooney is determined to succeed as a professional boxer after making the switch to the paid ranks. The 27-year-old appears on It’s-A-Bout-Boxing’s ‘Salvation’ Show at the Institute, Digbeth, Birmingham on Saturday, 29th June.
After enjoying a solid amateur career, the Worcester-born light-welterweight believes he is now ready to make the switch. He lost on his pro debut on Saturday, losing a points decision to Scott Moises, but is determined to bounce back in two weeks time and prove his worth as a professional boxer.
“I want to make a living from boxing,” he said. “I have got a son, Byron, and I want to make his life better by making money for him.
“I have done well in the amateurs and I decided I wanted to go professional and put Worcester on the map for boxing.”
Trained by Mark Wall at Prospects Gym in Birmingham and under the guidance of promoter, Marcus Anderson, Mooney is joined by a host of fighters for It’s-A-Bout-Boxing’s June Show.
Top of the Digbeth bill now sees Rowley Regis welterweight, Jason Wellborn, in action after Erdington light welterweight, Chris Truman, had to pull out of his British Masters title fight with Stephen Jennings due to a hand injury.
Burton welterweight, Tom Shaw, Coventry’s Troy ‘Terrifying’ James, Northampton lightweight, Jamie Spence, and prospects Warren Sinden and Ainsley Seivwright complete the card.
Tickets are priced at just £25 General, £50 Ringside and £75 VIP Ringside. They are by calling the Box Office on 0845 467 3930 or 07888 870 650.