Eamonn O’Kane gets WBC fight for Odyssey bill

Eamonn O'Kane
Eamonn O'Kane

Eamonn O’Kane will look to get his hands on another title when he takes to the ring at the Odyssey on April 4.

O’Kane will face tough Mexican Alvaro Gaona for the Vacant WBC International Silver Middleweight Title as the chief support to Carl Framopton’s Final Eliminator for the WBC World title against Hugo Cazares.

O’Kane has picked-up the Irish title and the IBF Inter-continental titles in his two outings, and he is looking to make it three out of three against Gaona.

“Yes is would be nice to get another title and belt and the WBC is a well thought of organisation. Their green belts are like the green coats you get when you play golf.

“I am up for the fight and it will get me a ranking with the WBC.

“At this moment in time I am ranked nine by the IBF, so I am there or there abouts. A ranking is good but you have to take advantage of that ranking and I intend doing that,” he added.

O’Kane says he knows a wee bit about Gaona before they meet.

“He is tall and rangy and he has won 13 of his 16 fights and has 8 KO’s, so he can punch a wee bit.

“But if I turn up and bring my strengths on the night I will get the job done.”