Purposefully striding into the ring amidst a cacophony of cheers and adulation Ciaran McVarnock was relishing his Belfast debut. After all, the 22-year-old had been eager to return home and display his skills to a burgeoning fan base after winning two bouts across the water. Following a bruising six-twos against Lithuanian survivor Aivaras Balsys, Ciaran moved his fledgling record to 3-0 by virtue of a 60-54 success on Hugh Russell Jnr’s Scorecard. The youngster later revealed, however, that he was not happy with his overall performance.
With just under two weeks left until the first professional boxing show in Ireland in 2015 gets underway at the Devenish Complex, Belfast, there is a buzz of excitement growing around the much anticipated return of North Belfast prospect Ciaran McVarnock.