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Confident Eamonn O'Kane is on target for world glory

Published 11/04/2015

Eamonn O'Kane
Eamonn O'Kane

Eamonn O'Kane is relishing his big fight with Lewis Taylor on May 2 in Lavey and the Dungiven middleweight believes he is closing in on a world title fight.

"I'm really looking forward to putting on a good show and seeing what Lewis Taylor is made of," said O'Kane.

"I know he's orthodox, unbeaten and he throws a lot of punches. That'll suit because nobody likes to throw more punches than me. It should definitely be an all-action fight."

Hassan N'Dam is expected to box David Lemieux for the vacant IBF belt soon and O'Kane wants to take on the winner. N'Dam is managed by Cork's Gary Hyde who has expressed an interest in tackling the former Prizefighter champion.

"If N'Dam wins then a fight between us could certainly be made," reckoned O'Kane.

"That's the fight I would like so I hope he does it.

"If I get the win first on May 2 then I'll be pushed up the rankings after that and into position. I'm only focused on Lewis Taylor at the moment."

O'Kane is currently based in England under George Groves' coach Paddy Fitzpatrick.

"I've made a lot of improvements," added O'Kane.

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