Eamonn O’Kane will be a man on a mission when he steps into the ring at the Odyssey tomorrow night.
Dungiven man O’Kane takes on former European champion Kerry Hope for the vacant IBF Inter-continental title and O’Kane knows this is too good an opportunity to let slip through his fingers.
“This is a great chance for me to get into the top 15 of the IBF’s rankings, so I am determined to get the job done.
“I am feeling confident going into the fights after beating Anthony Fitzgerald for the Irish title in July.
“He has mixed it with the likes of Andy Lee and gave him a hard fight.
“And Andy has fought for a World title and I think I did a better job on Fitzgerald.
“But I am focused on Hope and it will be great to fight in front of a big crowd at the Odyssey. I am the fight before Carl Frampton, so the place should be bouncing,” he added.
Also on the bill undefeated young guns James Tennyson, Daniel McShane and Phil Sutcliffe Jnr will showcase their talent.
Tennyson - The Baby Faced Assassin - takes on Pavel Senkovs in a six rounder.
The Belfast boy has impressed so far as a pro and he will be looking to do a number on Senkovs.
“Good to be on the show and I am looking for a win. I sparred Carl Frampton in the run-up to this fight, so I am feeling good.
“Training and preparation has gone well and I looking to deliver,” said Tennyson.
‘Insane’ McShane is another undefeated fighter from the Kronk Gym and he is up against Oszka Fiko in a four rounder.
McShane likes to fight but he also proved in his last outing at the Devenish that he can box a bit as well.
McShane said: “I am looking forward to it.The tickets have been flying out and I want to impress the big crowd that will be there,” he added.
And Sutcliffe Jnr takes on Lubos Priehradnik in a four rounder. Sutcliffe is a puncher and he is also still unbeaten.