By Andrew McCart (@Andy_FCBoxing)
Exciting Scottish featherweight prospect Stephen Tiffney has notched up three wins from three professional contests, in comfortable fashion.
The Newtongrange native had his latest fight on MGM Scotland’s Burns Supper show in Glasgow, against the always tough and durable Jamie Quinn.
“It was tough.” Tiffney told FirstClassBoxing. “I kind of knew he (Quinn) was tough as he has never been stopped. So, I knew it was going to go four rounds.
“He was covering up well and I was finding it hard to land. Even when I was catching him, he was taking the shots well. He was quite fit and I was finding it hard to hurt him.
“I still boxed well and I won the rounds very easy. I done the four rounds and it’s always good to get the rounds under your belt.”
Although Tiffney’s last outing was on January 28 and having just turned professional in September last year. There is no letting up for the 27-year old Scot. As he’ll be out again on March 12 in his home city of Edinburgh.
“I’m happy that MGM Scotland are keeping me busy. Every fighter will say the same thing, that they want to fight as much as possible.
“I’m getting married in May and MGM Scotland are managing to work around it a wee bit. We actually leave for Vegas on Monday May 9 and I’m fighting Saturday May 7. Folk have been saying I’ll need to watch out for cuts and the black eyes… But you know me, I don’t get hit (laughs).”
Tiffney is hoping to be at least 8-0 by the end of 2016, but the Scot wants to be fighting some of the bigger names in his division by the years end.
“By the end of the year I’ll probably be eight maybe 10-0… But even before I get to 10-0 I want to be stepped up and fight a name. Not necessarily a big name. I want stepped up maybe before I get to 10-0.
“I want the bigger fights and maybe go after the smaller titles. Then go for the top names in Britain, someone in the top 15 at least.”
The Edinburgh fighter is no stranger to sharing the ring with some of the big names in British boxing. Having just recently sparred with IBF super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton, in preparation for the Nothern Irishman’s world title unification fight against Scott Quigg.
“I’ll tell you what I’ve told everyone else, it was tough. Frampton can bang. He hits so hard. He’s quite short, but he’s just solid.
“I’ve been in some tough spars before, but I’ve never been hit the way Carl was hitting me, it was crazy.
“Everyone in his camp was saying he wasn’t at his fittest and at his full sharpness; that was seven/eight weeks out and it was a very tough spar.
“Just going down to London, being in the ring and watching him train, the guy is an absolute animal… I’m going with Framptin to win.”by