High Hopes for Eamonn as Irish champion makes rapid return

�Russell Pritchard  12th July 2013'Boxing : Cuchulainn Promotions presents "The Homecoming" night of boxing between Peter McDonagh and Patrick Murphy for the Celtic Warrior Title at The Fairways Hotel, Dundalk'Vacant Irish Title fight between Eamon O'Kane, (Dungiven) v Anthony Fitzgerald, (Dublin)'�Russell Pritchard / Presseye
�Russell Pritchard 12th July 2013'Boxing : Cuchulainn Promotions presents "The Homecoming" night of boxing between Peter McDonagh and Patrick Murphy for the Celtic Warrior Title at The Fairways Hotel, Dundalk'Vacant Irish Title fight between Eamon O'Kane, (Dungiven) v Anthony Fitzgerald, (Dublin)'�Russell Pritchard / Presseye

NEWLY crowned Irish champion, Eamonn O’Kane is quickly carving a name for himself in the domestic middleweight division.

And the ambitious Banagher man isn’t prepared to slow down his march towards British and European title success as he makes a quick-fire return to the ring this October!

No one can accuse the Prizefighter king of ducking or weaving from a challenge.

O’Kane has already fought three times since last December and he quickly bounced back from the only blemish in his pro. career against highly rated John Ryder.

And now he is prepared to take on former European champion, Kerry Hope on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s World title eliminator at the Odyssey on October 19th.

The last time O’Kane fought at the Belfast venue was on the undercard of Frampton’s European title fight against Kiko Martinez.

This time, however, O’Kane, along with Jamie Conlan, will be chief supporting act.

“It’s great to get big boxing nights back in Belfast,” said O’Kane. “And it’s good to be one of the supporting fights now and to be looked at as one of the major players in these great shows, instead of being well down the undercard.

“ I’m delighted with that and I plan on delivering and stepping up to the occasion.

“I’ve been boxing a long time but the Irish title was my first belt and it was good to win it. I’ve only been with Bernardo Checa for the last 10 months and my last fight was definitely an improvement but there’s still more to come!”