Paddy Gallagher ready for Dixon challenge in Cardiff title fight

Belfast welterweight Paddy Gallagher
Belfast welterweight Paddy Gallagher

Paddy Gallagher will go in to his Celtic title fight against Tony Dixon in Cardiff on Saturday night knowing that he has worked hard in the gym for this clash.

Welterweight Gallagher had an eight week training camp - under the watchful eye of John Breen - in the run-up to the fight and he says he is ready to go.

“I got all the running, strength and conditioning and sparring done and everything went to plan.

“This is also for the Celtic title so it gives you more humger to work harder in the gym and put the work in.

“And since this show has a world title fight, I am live on television and my fight is for a title, it has given me more motivation.”

And Gallagher says he is looking forward to facing the threat that Dixon brings to the ring.

“He is bringing a big support with him and he is a crowd pleaser. We have the game plan sorted and I can’t see me losing this fight. It will be tough but I want this title,” he added.

Also on Saturday night’s billin Cardiff Conrad Cummings will take on Frankie Borg and Joe Fitzpatrick will fight in the York Hall on June 10.