Harry Kinsella got his professional career off to a great start.
The former standout amateur, who has boxed out of Kirkdale ABC since the age of six, represented England on multiple occasions in the vest and headguard, winning gold medals at tournaments such as the Haringey Box Cup and the Monkstown Box Cup.
Kinsella, nicknamed ‘H-Money’, walked to the ring at the M&S Bank Arena in his home city of Liverpool to the sound of Whitney Houston’s ‘Million Dollar Bill’.
And although the stoppage never came for the man who is now being trained up in Scotland by Dominic Vaughan, he produced a polished display to come out on top over four against Christian Narvaez.
Kinsella has spent time away from the sport but since returning and inking pro terms, he has remained focused on seeing just where his talent will take him.
There were times in the fight when referee Steve Gray, who eventually scored the contest 40-36, was having a look at the opponent and potentially going to step in, but the experienced Narvaez, who is Nicaraguan but based in Italy, managed to see out the contest.
Derry Mathews, the former British, Commonwealth and WBA interim lightweight champion, was in the corner of Kinsella, alongside Vaughan, and the team should now be clamouring to keep their vastly-talented charge active.
Kinsella will, more than likely, be back out sooner rather than later as he and his handlers aim to capitalise on not only his talents but also his ever-growing fanbase.
Meanwhile, Steven Cairns and Joe McGrail both made short work of their respective opponents, taking the same amount of time –– 91 seconds, to be exact –– to dispatch of José Hernandez and Mohammed Alwarith.
Cairns, under the tutelage of Dave Coldwell, had too much for his Spanish-based Nicaraguan foe, while the youngest McGrail brother gave short shrift to Alwarith, who is also based in Liverpool and trains at the Golden Gloves gym.
And Blane Hyland was forced to get up off the floor at the end of the fourth round as he secured a razor-thin points win on ref Latham’s scorecard against Stephen Jackson by a margin of 57 to 56.