Jay Byrne is looking to end the year on a high when he takes on Crank Whitehouse for the Celtic Welterweight title this Saturday on Celtic Clash 4. Jay’s had a rollercoaster year and has appeared on some massive Sky Sports cards, now he’s fully focused and motivated by Saturdays title fight, and has said it’s all or nothing for him –
“For me, this is what it’s all about. I’ve always wanted to test myself and get to title level. preparations have gone well, I’ve officially hit weight already so there’s no issue there and honestly it’s come off me easy, so I’ve done everything right. Whereas I heard Ger is struggling to make the weight but im just focused on what im doing and im good to go right now.”
Looking ahead to the fight, Jay remains adamant that there will be only one outcome –
“I’ve said it to you before, I just don’t see myself losing this fight and I still believe I have too much for him, whether it’s fitness, work rate, experience, you name it, I think I have the edge over him. I think I can outbox him all day long, but obviously if we meet in he middle of the ring anything can happen, so lets see”
Win or lose this Saturday and Jay thinks even at this stage in his career this fight could be all or nothing for him but he remains focused –
“To be honest, I think my career could be over if I dont beat him. Where do I go from there? Back to fighting journeymen? At 31 that’s not for me, so Im here to do the business on Saturday”
This really has the potential to be the fight of the night or possibly one of the domestic fight’s of the year. Despite all the back and forth in the media, both fighter’s are talented, professional and respect each other. No doubt they will leave it all in the ring on Saturday as they both look to claim their first pro title.
* Tickets for Celtic Clash 4 are still available, and can be purchased from the fighters involved or through Ticketmaster
Also on the stacked card are – Craig O’Brien, Bernard Roe, John Joyce, Graham O’Shea McCormack, Darren Cruise, Vladimir Belujsky, Dylan McDonagh, Carl McDonald, Niall O’Connor, James Cahill, Martin Quinn, and Thomas Finnegan.