Dubliner Sean Creagh bids to continue his perfect start in the paid ranks next week when the super-welterweight battles Tyrone McKenna at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast.
The 27 year-old, who has four wins since turning pro in June 2015, makes his first step-up the rankings ladder when ‘Creaghsy’ takes on twelve-fight undefeated McKenna, 26, on a bill packed full of Irish talent.
Top stars Jamie Conlan and Paddy Barnes head the BoxNation televised card and Creagh hopes to showcase his talent in order to push further towards titles by defeating the more experienced McKenna.
“I’m over the moon I’ve been offered this fight. It will be on live TV, which always gives an added flavour,” Creagh told World Boxing News.
“To have my first title after only four fights and limited amateur experience it really is a dream come true.
“Being an eight-round fight it’s also double what I’m used to, but naturally I think my style is suited to going into the longer rounds so rather than consider it a jump, I’m excited by the prospect of some additional rounds.”
Asked his thoughts about taking on an awkward southpaw in McKenna, Creagh replied: “I’ve been lucky enough to have plenty of sparring in this camp and I have also fought two southpaws in my first couple fights. I have great experience gained through sparring Declan Geraghty and Eric Donavan, probably two of the best southpaws in the country, so needless to say I’ll be ready.
“I’m expecting a tough fight, no question about that, but when I get into the ring it’s going to be my fight. I’ll be the boss in there, I’ll dictate the pace and how this goes down.
“A win propels me up the rankings for an Irish title shot and my profile will be elevated through fighting on BoxNation in front of a huge audience, so hopefully they like my style.
“I don’t like to look too far ahead because I like to enjoy the ride and take each day as it comes but I want to be Irish champion, that’s my ultimate goal,” he added.
Jamie Conlan, Paddy Barnes and Creagh v McKenna are live on BoxNation, November 5 from Belfast. Subscribe at boxnation.com