Phillip Sutcliffe Jr has been given the chance to make a statement when he fights live on TV for the first time early next month.
The Crumlin BC graduate has been earmarked as a puncher with all the ingredients to bring big time boxing to back to Dublin since he turned over in 2013, but his work to date, which has somewhat been hampered by injury, has to some degree gone unnoticed by the casual fan.
However, the fighter, who has sent all of his nine opponents to the canvas at some stage of their bouts, has the chance to grab his share of the spotlight on the MGM Boxnation broadcast card on February 6.
‘Succo’ won’t only get the chance to show is abilty on the stacked card, but could really impress with an impressive win over Alexandre Lepelley.
Lepelly certainly has the potentail to prove the most difficult of all the opponents drafted in on the night. He comes into the clash having challenged for the European light welterweight title in May of last year.
The French profesional has lost since that title reverse- an eight round stoppage defeat suffered at the gloves of Michelle Di Rocco- but comes to Dublin with an impressive record.
Lappelly has more wins, 15, than the avoided Sutcliffe has fights, he has lost five and drawn one and brought former World champion Ricky Burns the distance.
It seems as though things are starting to fall into place for the former amateur International as he gets the test and the exposure he craves.