Hard-hitting Sallynoggin Lightweight Stephen McAfee 2-0 (2 ko’s) has been handed a tough test this Saturday on Celtic Clash 4, when he faces Cork Rebel Colin O’Donovan 1-1 (1 ko). It’s an all Irish bout and should be an all-action bout going by their previous performances, but McAfee is just focused on doing his own thing –
“I dont really care what Colin brings to the table, it really doesn’t bother me. Im just focused on what im going to do in there on Saturday. In terms of the weight, id say we’ll meet in the middle at fight at 133 pounds, but il be bang on or even a bit lighter.
“The fight kind of came at short notice but that’s fine with me, and with it being an all Irish clash it will bring that extra bit of spice and excitement for the fans.”
McAfee is still relatively new to boxing after making the switch from Kickboxing but he say’s he’s fully committed and focused on fighting for titles in 2018 –
“I suppose im still relatively new to the boxing game so I guess im playing catch-up on the other lads. But im here and im giving it 100%, im focused and training hard all the time.
” Looking ahead, im fine to fight at super-feather if that’s where I get a title shot. But first off, im going in there on Saturday to do the business and then line up title fights next year.”
“Id also just like to thank my sponsors – Rogerson transport, Zaytoon, JL Prints, Carroll & Roche Motors, Window & Door centre Wicklow, the Sallynoggin Inn and KHCL”
I mentioned before, but credit to both Stephen and Colin for taking this fight at this early stage in their careers. They’re two fighters that just want to get in there and they’ll fight anyone. I think this is an all-action fight that all fans at the show on Saturday will need to see as both are talented, committed and neither fighter takes a backwards step.
* Tickets for Celtic Clash 4 this Saturday Dec 2nd in the national stadium, Dublin are on sale through any of the fighters involved or through Ticketmaster.