EAMONN O’Kane and Martin Lindsay looked confident and relaxed as it was announced yesterday that they will be fighting at the Odyssey on September 22.
The duo will star on the undercard of the European title fight between Carl Frampton and Kiko Martinez.
They will be joined on the bill by Paul McCloskey, Jamie Conlan and a few others for the event.
O’Kane - on a high after winning the Prizefighter event at the King’s Hall in his last outing - is looking to take another step towards a crack at a title in the coming months.
“I was one of the top amateurs in the world and I can see no reason why I can’t be fighting for the likes of the European title. I have been in with Andre Dirrell, James DeGale. I have beaten George Groves, who has been winning titles, so there is no reason why I cannot do the same.”
But O’Kane says he will let his management team, decide who he faces in the coming months.
“I will leave who I fight up to Eddie Hearn and Francie McNicholl. But I will fight whoever and where ever and as long as I am moving forward, I will be happy. It’s upwards and onwards.
!I am excited about the Odyssey bill and having seen Frampton and Martinez I am looking forward to it. You also have Lindsay, Conlan and McCloskey on the bill. We are all friends and we all want each other to do well,” he added.
And Lindsay is praying that Matchroom win the purse bids for his British title fight against Lee Selby and put that fight on the September show.
“I find out on August 8, what way the purse bids have gone, but I would love to fight Selby on this bill in Belfast. I hope that I am on this show, but I will not really know until August 8.
“The ideal scenario would be to get Selby in Belfast and they could cheer me on to victory. I have also read that he would be happy to come over here, so Selby at the Odyssey would be great,” he added.