Eamonn O’Kane wants to fight Chris Eubank Jr at Odyssey


EAMONN O’Kane wants to trade leather with Chris Eubank Jr at the Odyssey on December 1.

The Dungiven fighter is looking to face Eubank on the undercard of the Tyson Fury show at the Belfast venue.

And O’Kane - unbeaten in his eight professional fights to date - would love the chance to face Eubank Jr.

“We have asked for the fight a few times and they have turned it down. They asked me to fight Paul Moffett on the Fury bill at the Odyssey, but that did not happen, so we asked if I could fight Eubank jr.

“We are still waiting for a reply but we will wait and see what happens. But it would be a great fight for me and when I win it it would move me up the rankings,” added O’Kane.

Eubank Jr is being put forward as the next big thing in British boxing - but that does not put O’Kane off.

“He is a good young boxer, but I believe I would beat him. I just think my work rate would be to much for him. We have asked for the fight - so let us see if they take it. I want the fight, so it is up to them,” said O’Kane.

Meanwhile Belfast fighter Anthony Cacace is looking to move up the rankings after lifting the Irish Super featherweight title by stopping Mickey Coveney in Dublin earlier this month.

And Cacace says he has no fears on who is up next.

“I have no defence lined up yet so we’ll see what happens.

“I’ll go and enjoy Christmas first and then we’ll see but I’d like the defence to be in February, that’s what I’m hoping anyway.

“If I can get the fights and people want the fight then it can happen. I’m not going to shy away from anyone.”

And what did it mean to the hard hitting Cacace to be crowned Irish champion.

“I enjoyed every minute of it,” began Cacace.

“It was only my fifth professional fight and I’m Irish champion now so hopefully there are plenty more titles to come.

“The uppercut hurt him at the start and then a nice wee jab helped finish the job.

“I wish I had a few more minutes in there.

“I have trained hard for seven weeks and I end up only getting one round!

“No, to be fair though he’s a tough guy, he’s fought some tough fights, some good fighters .

“And I’m pleased with my performance because if you look at his record I am the only man to stop him twice.

“I was pleased with my night’s work,” added Cacace.