Ricky Colosimo to head back to US for second professional bout

Ready to rumble: Annangrove welterweight boxer Ricky Colosimo will head back to North Carolina for his second professional bout. He won his first fight in 90 seconds. Picture: Geoff Jones
Ready to rumble: Annangrove welterweight boxer Ricky Colosimo will head back to North Carolina for his second professional bout. He won his first fight in 90 seconds. Picture: Geoff Jones

Just under six months after his professional boxing debut, Ricky Colosimo is heading back to the US for his second fight.

After winning his first bout last December with a first round knockout, the Annangrove boxer will return for round two on May 20.

Colosimo said the first trip was an incredible experience.

“I was a little bit worried, even going to the fights there but the people there were so hospitable,” he told The News.

“I thought the crowd was going to be against me but they actually started cheering for me in the end.

“It was a good taste and I thought that would satisfy my itch but even the coach said to me after the fight ‘once you get this feeling, there is no other feeling like it in the world’.”

Colosimo, who is also the general manager of the Hillside Hotel in Castle Hill, was a top-ranked amateur when he was younger.

After giving up the sport, he was drawn back in by the lure of the world famous Gleason’s Gym in New York.

Due to spend two-and-a-half weeks at Gleason’s, Colosimo is keen to impress in his fight on the undercard of the No Turning Back event in North Carolina on May 20.

“My dad’s going to come over and watch this one,” he said. “Last time I was nervous because I didn’t know what to expect for him but this time he’s pretty pumped to come over.”

Next shot: Ricky has been hitting the gym hard before his next bout. Picture: Geoff Jones

Next shot: Ricky has been hitting the gym hard before his next bout. Picture: Geoff Jones