9 December 2010 – Jonny Stapleton
Dean Byrne is planning to go wild on Friday and give the Dublin boxing public a taste of the famous Wild Card Gym.
The Los Angles based Crumlin native faces Sergejs Volodins in a light welterweight bout in the National Basketball arena in a bid to net pro win number 14.
And Irish lighting claims the fans will be in for a treat as he displays what he has learnt from working with the worlds greatest trainer, Freddie Roach, as well as sparing Wild Cards more famous residents Manny Pacquaio and Amir Khan.
The American based puncher also stressed he hopes to push for an Irish title fight with English prospect Frankie Gavin in the New Year.
I couldnt have had better preparation for this one to be honest. Myself and Amir have been going at it for the last few weeks so I am feeling in great nick and very sharp, Byrne explained.
Freddie (Roach) has also had me working on a few new things so fans will be in for a big treat. The plan is an Irish Title first and then we can push on for a world title in the next year or so. Frankie Gavin holds that Irish belt so Ill be coming knocking on his door after this one you can be sure of that. That would be a great fight, two much talked about prospects against each other.
Friday is the second time Byrne has returned home this year and Dolphil coach and promoter Phil Sutcliffe hinted it make become a more regular occurrence.
Lets just say we are talking to Deans manager about Dean coming home more often and fighting on Dolphil shows. We all know Dean is a great talent and boxed out of Crumlin as a kid and is at home here.