By Aidan Radinsky
BEAKON STAFF WRITER
YOUNGSTOWN — So far in his young boxing career, Colin Enright has not faced a left-handed opponent.
That will all change on Saturday, when the Cardinal Mooney sophomore takes on southpaw Kavon Cotton at Penguin City Brewery in downtown Youngstown for “Season’s Beatings,” a Southside Boxing promotion.
“It’s going to be a challenge, but one of the main reasons for fighting a southpaw is that his strong hand is the opposite hand I’m used to fighting against,” Enright said. “The key to fighting a southpaw is to be careful, and keep moving away from his big left hand.”
Enright has been boxing for more than two years, and has even sparred against pro boxers from around the region. It’s all leading him to Saturday.
“My thoughts on the match are to get more experience in the ring, and get more fights under my record,” he said.
Enright has been a part of a couple matches throughout his career including his most recent and most memorable match, which took place this August, at Cardinal Mooney High School in front of a packed gym with hundreds in attendance in what was dubbed “Clash At The Cardinal’s Nest.”
“That match meant a lot to me,” he said. “Being able to win at my own school, in front of my family, friends and classmates, and ex world champions, Ray Boom Boom Mancini and Kelly Pavlik was very special.”
Enright trains at Southside Boxing Club, which is owned by Cardinal Mooney graduate, Jack Loew, who said that tickets for the event are going fast, due in large part to the inclusion of Enright, who he called a “rising star.”
Tickets are available at Penguin City or at Southside Boxing. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the card starts at 7.