Cyrus Pattinson vs. Yoncho Markov Result
Vertu Motors Arena in Newcastle, England 12/6/21
Cyrus Pattinson shined on his highly-anticipated professional debut – stopping Bulgaria’s Yoncho Markov in two rounds.
The former Team GB talent dropped Markov to the canvas twice before referee Victor Loughlin waved off the contest.
“I was really happy with my performance, it was a big cagey early on, we knew he was eager – he’s been game as a badger all week,” Pattinson told Matchroom. “It was a bit unorthodox, stepping through his shots sometimes, couldn’t judge the distance but after the first round I started settling down. I told Graham in the corner that this was only going to go one way from there.
“I put my shots together well, I know that I dug them in – heady and body. I was really happy with where we went in the second round.
“This was better than I ever could have imagined it, the support I got tonight was overwhelming, I didn’t realise it was going to be like that. I’ve always said that the atmosphere in Newcastle is second to none so what a way to start your debut.
“Last year we were lining up for the show and everything happened, so it got put on the back burner. A couple dates come up, they were elsewhere but we couldn’t get the medicals or licences through on time, when everything came together it was Newcastle and spectators were back – it was like someone was looking out for me.
“I want to be tested, I don’t want to be taking any backwards steps, I’m taking each fight as they come. I’m enjoying the ride and soaking it up because it’s soon over and you wish you were back the moment.
“In the tunnel when everyone was chanting and my ring walk kicked in, I started getting hairs up on the back of my neck. I just remember Graham telling me to be calm, calculated and stay sharp. That got a bit cloudy first round, which it does, but take a bit from it – I’m happy.
“I feel like I’m a lot more suited for the professionals, certain shot selections are hard to get off in the amateurs – a lot of people are flighty and don’t hold their feet as much. I’m definitely more suited for this game.
“I’ve been over the moon for them (Team GB), I’ve been supporting them all last week and this week, I’ve been sharing all their stuff, messaging them, watching them, I’m just really happy – I know how hard they’ve worked. Especially the big man Frazier Clarke, he’s waited a long time, 11 years, I was really happy for him.
“When I was speaking to Lewis catching up earlier in the bubble, he looks a lot happier, he’s enjoyed his camp a lot more, his sparring has gone better. Every now and again in boxing you get into a rut and not enjoying things, things become more of an effort. He’s tanned, his teeth are white, he’s happy, smiling, so I think you’re going to see the best of Lewis Ritson tonight.”
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