Declan Trainor looked calm, focused and relaxed at Friday’s weigh-in in Belfast.
The Warrenpoint cruiserweight faces his toughest test to date as a professional as he takes on Stephen Reynolds for the vacant Celtic Nations title in the Devenish Centre.
Trainor has impressed in his two pro fights to date as he has stopped both Jamie Bogovic and Tamas Danko in the first round.
But veteran Reynolds is a more experienced campaigner and as a professional and amateur he has been round more corners than Michael Schumacher.
‘The Block’ – as he is known – was a top amateur before going missing for a few years.
He is now back as a and cannot be underestimated, but Trainor believes he has the tools to see off his more experienced foe.
“I just think I am faster, younger, fitter and stronger than Reynolds.
“He looks bigger than me but as they say, speed kills.
“He has not been stopped but he is a pressure fighter and hopefully he will walk onto a shot or two.
“He is an experienced and tough boy, but the guys I have beaten had not been stopped either. I am very confident I will win the fight and then we will see what is next.
“But I am totally focused on Reynolds and doing a good job at the Devenish,” he added.
Also on the bill Belfast’s Daniel McShane takes on Zoltan Kovacs for the International Masters Bronze super-featherweight title.
‘Insane’ likes to entertain and get involved in a fight but there is more to his game than that and it would give his career a massive boost to get his hands on a belt at the age of just 19.
Joe Hillerby is also in action as he takes on Vaclav Polak. Hillerby has talent and will be looking to get back on track after losing to Phill Fury in his last outing.
And Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Paddy Gallagher faces Vaclav Polak. John Hutchinson, Christina McMahon and Oisin Fagan will all appear on the packed card.
Tickets will be on the door.