Newtongrange boxer Stephen Tiffney is looking forward to a busy 2016 after getting another win under his belt on Saturday.
In his second professional fight, Tiffney (27), beat Sheffield’s Qasim Hussain on points after four rounds of action at Meadowbank.
He said: “I’m happy with the performance. We knew what he was going to do, we knew he was a tough opponent, so I’m happy. It was big learning fight for me. My first fight finished in the first round and all my amateur fights were three rounds so it’s my first four round fight.
“People always say it’s different in professional and they are right. The guy was clever. He knew what he was doing, being a bit rough. Coming in with is head.
“So it was a massive learning curve and I’m hoping to take a lot from it.”
Despite making it two wins out of two, Tiffney is not resting on his laurels.
He said: “I’ve got a week off then I will be back training next week, as I’ve got another fight in January, this time in Glasgow. I don’t know my opponent yet but I hope to find out soon.
“So I will be training a lot over the festive period.
“I should have a fight again at Meadowbank in March. So it’s going to be a busy year for me, which is what I want. As a professional you want to fight as much as you can. Take each fight as it comes and just keep learning all the time.”
The Newtongrange fighter is thankful for his local support, he said:“It was a great atmosphere again. I bring a crazy crowd with me from Newtongrange and they enjoy it. I had about 170 people there from the village so it was really great.
“In Newtongrange everybody knows each other, everybody gets behind each other. It’s good. I have to thank everyone that came.”
Tiffney also thanked his sponsors Blake’s Barbers, RJK heating and plumbing, Shandon Snooker and ABC minicoach hire.