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.”