Eamonn O’Kane looking forward to Titanic challenge

Eamonn O'Kane wins on his last time out at the Odyssey
Eamonn O'Kane wins on his last time out at the Odyssey

Eamonn O’Kane has set his sights on fighting for a World title before he faces Virgilijus Stapulionis for the IBF Inter-continental title in the Titanic Quarter on Saturday night.

In his last outing in Belfast ‘King Kane’ stopped Alvaro Gaona in the first round of their clash with a perfectly timed punch.

O’Kane would love the same on Saturday night but he believes Stapulionis is maybe a tougher nut to crack.

“He is a good boxer, has a high workrate and he can punch a bit as well.

“But we will see what happens on Saturday night. I have sparred over 135 rounds and I feel fit and strong.

“I am ranked ten by the IBF, so a win on Saturday night would move me up the rankings and I would love a shot at their World Champion Sam Soliman.

“I feel I am at that level and I want to put on a commanding performance and get the victory,” he added.

And the Dungiven middleweight is looking forward to experiencing the atmospehere on Saturday night.

“Yes it will be great and I hope Carl Frampton gets the job done. It will be a great night - but I am trying not to get too excited - it’s just another day at the office.”