Dayle Gallagher is a twenty two year old southpaw from Liverpool. Although he has only recently turned professional under the management of Stephen Vaughan, he had a very successful amateur career, capturing the IBC British and the IBU European Titles. He’s now campaigning in the paid ranks at welterweight.
In Gallagher’s first professional fight, he needed less than two minutes to dispatch the Latvian Aleksejs Nikitenko. Gallagher is set to face Matt Scriven in a four round contest on September 12 on the under card of Roy Jones Jr against Tony Moran. With a big platform to perform on, Gallagher will be looking to record another victory to move him on to 2-0-0 in the pro game.
Dayle has done an exclusive interview with InstantBoxing.com, here is what he had to say:
How do you assess your professional career so far?
I’m ecstatic with my career so far. My debut went to plan with a first round stoppage, and now in only my second contest as a professional I will be fighting on a legends undercard, Roy Jones Jr.
How would you describe your fighting style, and what are your best attributes as a fighter?
I’m all rounded as a fighter. I’m fast on my feet, I’m fast with my hands and I have power. I like to make it as awkward as I can by being a southpaw.
Do you think your style suits the professional game?
My style suits boxing whether that be in the amateurs or the professionals. I was made for boxing.
How do you find training as a professional?
I enjoy training all together but now I’m training as a pro and training with a professional trainer it’s very different. It makes me hungrier when you see the level of fighters around you.
Whose the best fighter you’ve faced so far in your career as an amateur or a professional?
The best fighter I’ve fought would have to be a man from Malta, Keith Azzapardi. He was a tremendous talent and a nice guy. I gained a lot of experience just from that fight alone.
What’s the highlight of your career so far?
The highlight of my career was winning my professional debut. It was something I had dreamed about for a long time and something you can only do once in your life and was a big achievement for me.
What’s the dream for you as a professional boxer?
My dream is to become a British champion as a professional but I’ve got to take each fight at a time. I can’t think that far ahead yet but that is something I will be gunning for in the future.
Where do you see yourself in a years time?
In a years time I see myself still undefeated and breaking through the boxing scene as a hot prospect.
By Luke Madeira, follow Luke on Twitter @lukemadeira15.