Victor Rabei can’t wait to showcase more of his potential in second pro fight

Victor Rabei can’t wait to showcase more of his potential in second pro fight

Following an impressive debut in June, Victor Rabei [1(0)-0] returns to action at Red Corner Promotions ‘Champions Elect’ on October 7th.

‘The Chisinau Cyclone’ marked himself as one to watch with a hard-fought points victory over high-level English journeyman Chris Adaway [7(1)-32(5)-4].

The Moldovan-born Dublin light welterweight showcased his technical ability throughout, landed several quality shots to the body as he out-performed Adaway.

Now, Rabei is ready to demonstrate more of his potential when he faces Englishman Michael Mooney [8(3)-37(4)-1)] in his final four-round fight before moving up to six-rounds.

“The first one went well but in my eyes in could have went a lot better. I can’t wait to showcase more of my potential in this one,” Rabei told Fightstore Media.

“I believe that I act well under pressure. I’m able to control my emotions. I knew going into that fight that I’d be my biggest enemy. If I went in there nervous I would have lost the fight.

“Technically, I knew that Chris wasn’t better than me. I just stayed calm, stuck to the game plan and got the win.”

The St Michael’s Inchicore fighter expects Mooney to be a tough fighter which should create an entertaining scrap.

The Englishman has previously shared the ring with Josh Leather [12(6)-0-0], who defeated Philip Sutcliffe Jnr. for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental Super Lightweight title in May.

“He fought Josh Leather a while back, so, I expect him to be a tough fighter. He’s called ‘Mad Man’ and will come for a war on the night. If an opportunity for a stoppage comes then I’ll make the most of it,” said Rabei.

“I think I can be a lot busier in my second fight. I’m fit to do it, I just think that nerves got the better of me in my debut. It’s only been three months since that fight so mentally I’m ready for this.”

In preparation for the fight, Rabei has been sparring top Irish lightweight Stephen Ormond [24(13)-4(1)-0]. He believes that Ormond has helped transformed him as a fighter since his debut.

“I could do eight rounds now if I have to. Stephen’s been an integral part and helped me improve a lot since my last fight.

“I want to be very active this year and 2018. This is my last four-rounder; we’ll be moving up to six next. Hopefully that will happen by the end of the year and then I want to push on and fight for a title next summer.”

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Alastair Magee

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