After securing a World ranking via claiming the PABA title in just his fifth fight and gaining valuable experience fighting in Australia, the Portlaoise BC graduate has relocated to America eager to make an impact at World level.
The undefeated 29 year old has joined the likes of Gary O’Sullivan and Stephen Ormond on the books of Murphy’s boxing and will now fight out of Boston having impressed in Oz.
The Power is confident the move will help him make an impact at World level and bleep on the radar of the likes of Carl Frampton, Scott Quigg, Nonito Donaire and even Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Speaking to Irish-boxing.com about the move the PABA champ said America is the perfect place for him and Murphy’s Boxing the perfect team at this stage of his career.
“My goal for 2016 was to get set up Stateside and get into world title contention. I discussed that with my manager Mike Altamura and he agreed and got to work.
“He has been working flat out negotiating with different promoters and finally got over the line with Murphy’s Boxing.
“We start with the St.Patrick’s show in Boston on March 19th.
“I plan to have most of my fights in America and get into a position to challenge for and win a world title.”
Doheny, who makes his Murphy’s Boxing debut alongside Steve Collins Jr, Niall Kennedy, and Stephen Ormond, is exited about the move and his future prospects.
“For me to get those big fights and big names in the opposite corner I needed the backing of a top team and I have that now,” he added.
“I’m more than ready to mix it up with any super batamweight in the world and I have no doubt that Murphy’s Boxing are the people to get me over the line, I see how well they are working with Stephen Ormond and Spike O’Sullivan so I’m really excited and can’t wait to be part of that.”