Paddy Gallagher ready to claim WBO European title at York Hall

Belfast's Paddy Gallagher (left) and Freddy Kiwitt will clash tonight
Belfast's Paddy Gallagher (left) and Freddy Kiwitt will clash tonight

Paddy Gallagher was a picture of health as he successfully made weight for Friday night’s WBO European welterweight title clash with Freddy Kiwitt.

Belfast’s ‘Pat-Man’ bids for the title on a stacked MTK Global card at London’s iconic York Hall – broadcast live on iFL TV – and was comfortably inside the 140lb limit before a respectful face-off with his German opponent.

And the Belfast fighter says he is ready to go out and claim the WBO European title afte a good training camp.

“This camp has been good. I was already training and then got six weeks’ notice which is great - quick and dirty does me and I’ve been flying through things.

“All the lads are in fine form and I’ve been working with a new nutritionist Tony O’Neill which has definitely helped a lot.

“With regards to Kiwitt, as always, I watched a few short clips and know what he’s about but I’ve left all the watching and tactical decisions up to Gerard, then I’ll go and execute the gameplan. This is a huge opportunity for me and I am prepared to take it.”