OLYMPIC silver medallist John Joe Nevin began his professional career with a win against Puerto Rican featherweight Albert Candalaria in Boston last night.
The 24-year-old Mullingar native faced Candalaria in the House of Blues on St Patrick’s Day.
Nevin dominated the six-rounder against his highly rated opponent. The final scores were 59-55 across the board for the two-time Irish Olympian.
After the fight Nevin said: “The reception was unbelievable. It means so much to me to win on my professional debut on St Patrick’s Day."