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Thomas O'Toole Is Glad He Skipped Graduation After Stunning KO Win

Thomas O'Toole Is Glad He Skipped Graduation After Stunning KO Win

While it wasn't to be for Jason Quigley in New Hampshire overnight, another Irishman will be massively proud of his performance on that card.

Galway's Thomas O'Toole was taking part in only his second ever professional fight, taking on fellow professional newcomer Mark Malone on the Andrade-Quigley undercard.

It was a performance that will turn plenty of heads, with the 23-year old producing an incredible knockout to stop his opponent in the first round of the fight.

Just look at this for a finish.

It was certainly a night where O'Toole announced himself to the world, with Eddie Hearn among those impressed with what they saw.

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However, O'Toole was not expecting to be in America tonight.

Speaking to DAZN after the fight, he revealed he had been planning to attend his college graduation on that day before getting the call about this opportunity.

I was meant to graduate college today. When I got the call for this, I couldn't turn it down.

For the last four years I had been thinking about my college graduation and couldn't wait to celebrate it, but to be invited to the biggest stage in boxing is amazing.

I'm happy to be here.

It's safe to say he probably made the right decision in the end.

Certainly a name to watch going forward.

SEE ALSO: Demetrius Andrade Demands Fans Call For Change In Boxing After Quigley Win

Gary Connaughton

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