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Big hitter Caoimhin Hynes turns pro with Frank Warren Promotions

West Belfast banger Caoimhin Hynes with Francis Warren of Frank Warren Promotions
Neil Loughran

HEAVY-HANDED middleweight Caoimhin Hynes has moved over to the professional ranks after signing a professional contract with Frank Warren Promotions.

The Holy Trinity banger - who won an Irish Elite title at light-heavyweight earlier this year - has been training in London during recent weeks, and yesterday confirmed his switch to the paid ranks.

He will fight out of the Ibox Gym in Bromley, and will be trained by Al Smith and Eddie Lam.

A talented amateur, winning a host of Ulster and Irish titles coming through the ranks, Hynes always looked bound for a move into the professional ranks, with his all-action style sure to make him a fan favourite.

“Since I was seven years old it’s been a dream of mine to turn professional and I think I’m at the right stage of my career. It’s the perfect timing,” said the 21-year-old.

“I’ve won everything from junior level to senior level in Irish boxing and now it’s time for a new challenge.

“I just want to thank a couple of people who have helped me to get to this stage of my career. Without doubt I wouldn’t be where I am today without Holy Trinity boxing club - not only have the coaches been trainers to me, they’ve been advisers/father figures and people I could trust.

“It’s been an unreal 14 years and I have memories that will last me a lifetime, so a big thank you to Michael Hawkins sr, Michael jr, Peter Brady, Drew Welsh and Harry Hawkins.

“I want to thank my friends and family for always sticking by me, especially the last year when it’s been my hardest. A big thank you to my girlfriend and her mum and dad, they have played a big part in my life the last year-and-a-half. Without Cáoife I’m not sure where I would be in life, let alone boxing.

“I’m excited to get started and hopefully will have some more news soon.”

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