Paddy Gallagher looks to stay on track at Odyssey

Paddy Gallagher
Paddy Gallagher

Paddy Gallagher will look to produce a more refined and polished performance at the Odyssey on Saturday night.

Commonwealth Games gold medal winner has always fought with a come forward, aggressive, bar room brawl style - but before he faces Miguel Aguilar at the Belfast venue - Gallagher says new coach John Breen has been working on new things in the gym.

“I am trying to box a bit smarter and the old street fighting style has gone.

“I am just using my head a wee bit more, being more thoughtful, moving my head and using fast shots and not power. John says the power will come.

“My opponent is a tough one and I saw that a couple of weeks ago he had a good win against a guy who is 15 and 3 , so he will be confident and coming here to win and not just make up the numbers, added Gallagher.

Meanwhile as Frampton’s World title defence is taking place this weekend in Belfast - Ryan Burnett will be in action in Sheffield against Isaac Owusu.

And Burnett - who now trains under Adam Booth - says he is looking forward to the challenge.

“All the training and hardwork is done and I am looking forward to Friday night.

“I have been training in Monaco, Monte Carlo and other places and I am getting brilliant sparring with the likes of WBO World champ Andy Lee.

“Owusu will be my toughest professional fight to date and it will let us see where we are.

“I would love a title shot before the end of the year but I leave all that to Adam, he knows what he is doing,” said Burnett.

And finally Paul Hyland Jnr will fight for the British Masters title at Andersonstown Leisure Centre on March 28.

Hyland’s fight will be the chief support to James Tennyson’s bid to claim the Celtic title off Scotland’s Kris Hughes.

Belfast boy Hyland challenges Abdon Cesar for his British Masters title on ‘The Test’ undercard.