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Second Coming Boxing Show: Full Preview With Fighter Quotes
The National Stadium will be packed to the rafters this coming Saturday as Frank Warren and MGM Promotions serve up another night of top class boxing in Ireland.
The show titled ‘Second Coming’ follows on from the hugely successful ‘New Beginnings’ show back in July.
Belfast’s Jamie Conlan headlines the bill, Conlan was in a thriller in his last fight and fans will be hoping for a repeat tomorrow night.
The packed card also features Jamie Cox, Vijender Singh, Michael Sweeney, Declan Geraghty, Peter McDonagh, Sean Turner and many more.
Jamie Conlan who weighed in at 8st 6p 8oz will be hoping to carry on his families success with another win on Saturday but believes it’ll be hard to top what Michael has achieved:
“Anything he does (Michael) I have to do better. It’s hard to top what he’s just done it’s harder to become amateur world champion than it is professional world champion. There’s hundreds of Pro world champions but only 1 amateur world champion. He’s just done something I can never done.”
Jamie will be hoping that another win tomorrow bring him closer to a fight with Paul Butler, but know’s that he can’t over look his opponent tomorrow night:
“All I have to do is keep training and keep winning and hopefully 2016 the fight can get made. It’s a fight I want, it’s a fight he want’s it’s going to be explosive. Even though tomorrow is only 8 rounder if I lose it’s like snakes and ladders I’ll be back where I started.”
The Welterweight Championship of Ireland is also on the line when Peter McDonagh squares off against Dean Byrne. The build up to this fight has been very heated with Peter McDonagh saying:
“I respect him as fighter but as a man I’ve no respect for him’. The pair faced off at the weigh in and we got a little taster of what’s to come on Saturday night with both men butting heads and some pushing and shoving thrown in just to wet the appetite.”
Jamie Cox of Swindon defends his WBO European Super Middleweight title against the Hungarian Ferenc Albert. Cox will be hoping to keep his undefeated record intact and has his eyes on the likes of Callum Smith, Rocky Fielding and Gary Spike O Sullivan so he will be hoping a win in Dublin will bring those fights closer.
Michael Sweeney is hoping for revenge when he faces Dublin’s Ian Timms in a Cruiserweight 8 rounder, the Celtic Warrior Cruiserweight Championship will be on the line. Jamie Kavanagh also returns to his home town when he faces Ozkar Fiko.
Pretty Boy Declan Geraghty faces Reynaldo Cajina of Nicaragua, Declan seems in confident mood saying:
“I love fighting at the stadium, nobody can beat me in that ring.”
Second Coming will be shown live on BoxNation it will also be shown in India which is the home nation of Vijender Singh. Vijender hails from Gurgaon India, Singh had a staggering audience of 100 million in India watching his first pro bout. The same kind of audience can be expected again as Vijender faces Dean Gillen in a 4 round middleweight clash.
Sean Turner is also on the bill and sees a fight with Martin Rogan on the cards in 2016:
“I hope Martin doesn’t die of old age in that time, next year hopefully it will happen. I’m going to finish off Martin Rogan.”
Sean who is looking in great shape joked when asked about his slimmer physique
“There’s no chippers or kebab shops in Spain. It’s a card packed with great fights and a night not to be missed and as the programme says ‘Big Time boxing has come home, it is back in Dublin and here to stay!”
Second Coming Full Card
- Issac Macleod v Lubos Priehradnik
- Ciaran McVarnock v Joe Beadon
- Sean Turner v Gabor Farkas
- Ciaran Mullen v Lewis Van Poetsch
- David McGuire v Josef Kusmirek
- Vijender Singh v Dean Gillen
- Declan Geraghty v Reynaldo Cajina
- Ian Timms v Michael Sweeney
- Peter McDonagh v Dean Byrne
- Jamie Kavanagh v Ozkar Fiko
- Jamie Conlon v Adrian Dimas Garzon
- Jamie Cox v Ferenc Albert