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It's happy times as David Bird wins his debut fight, pictured here with Ian Young, brother Mark Bird and Gary Hamilton
Because David is so young, the fight in Galway against local talent Eric McEvoy - took place under strict safety rules. Each of the fighters wore body shields and head guards and there were no kicks to the head.
World champion Gary Hamilton and European king Ian Young provided the young Lisburn teenager with advice and assistance, and it worked.
Young David focused on the task in hand and relaxed so he could really enjoy his ring debut to win on points and against a tough campaigner like McEvoy
A Happy David Bird with his wiining trophy