"The Macedonian Machine" Trajche Ilioski (1-0, 1 KO) made a statement in his professional debut by destroying 13 fight veteran Ramiz Dzafic of Bosnia ii Herzegovina in under 1 minute into the first stanza at the famed Sport Hall in Tetovo Macedonia.
Ilioski started with mean intent and delivered an impressive a series of crisp jabs followed by a overhand right to set the tone in the opening stanza and it was more of the same as the round played out, with an overhand right ending the contest.
Ilioski opened up about his pro debut and what's in store in the future.
"I'm pleased with my debut, I really wanted to make a statement and it was good to get the stoppage. Darko (Catleski) and I have worked very hard in this pandemic and I very grateful just to get in the ring, I have really missed it. Now I will get straight back to the gym and keep working. My manager Tony Tolj and Darko will work out my next fight and we will keep climbing and show the world what Macedonia can do!"
Manager Tony Tolj discussed his client's debut.
"I'm very happy with his debut, he showed real class and maturity for an 18-year-old, he was a bit wild at times but he's just starting. It was very difficult with so many fight cancellations but he finally made his debut and I couldn't be more prouder. Macedonia has qualified for the European Cup in soccer for the first time, there are some many diamonds in the rough in that region and I truly believe this will usher in the start of a Golden age of Macedonian boxing."