Trainor looking to impress at ‘Homecoming’ show

Declan Trainor (centre), manager Mark Dunlop (right) and trainer Tony Dunlop from the Kronk Gym
Declan Trainor (centre), manager Mark Dunlop (right) and trainer Tony Dunlop from the Kronk Gym

Declan‘The Terminator’ Trainor is looking to make an impression in Dundalk on March 9.

‘Trainor will fight on ‘The Homecoming Show’ at the Fairways Hotel in a bill that is being promoted by KO Promotions in association with Mark Dunlop.

Trainor - who will be managed by Dunlop - will also be trained at the Kronk Gym in Belfast under the watchful eye of Tony Dunlop.

In his only professional bout to date the former Irish under 19 champion stopped Jamie Bogovic in the first round in Australia.

Kronk stablemates James Tennyson and Daniel ‘Insane’ McShane will also appear on the bill along with east Belfast’s Matthew Wilton and Dundalk boxer Christina McMahon.

Trainor has been out of the ring for a couple of years - and now he can’t wait to get started.

“I am back for good now, very hungry and raring to go. What actually held me back was the fact I was running a personal training business with just myself working and it just took off,” he said.

“I think now that I have the right staff to run the business while I train. I can fully decate myself to professional boxing now and I can see a bright future.

And Trainor - who lives and works in Downpatrick - says he believes the Kronk Gym is the right place for him to be a this stage in his career.

“I have teamed up with Kronk – I was looking to get back in the ring and had plenty of offers, but I felt that Kronk and Mark Dunlop would put the work in with me,” he said.

“Dunlop also has a great track record with both amateur and pro boxers.

“The short term goal would be to get myself into top 10 in UK and become Irish champion. Long term hopefully I will get European and World title shots.

“I would like to thank Mark Dunlop and and Tony for taking me on board and I would like to say a thank you to my friends and family for all their support.”