DON’T it a comeback because Darren Cruise is back.
The Roscommon man strung together a couple of wins since returning from an 18 month sabbatical and hopes to make it victory number three since teaming up with Mark Dunlop on the Stand and Deliver card this Saturday.
‘Dynamite’, who suffered three straight defeats before he took the break, feels he is now at the peak of his powers and is ready to shine against some of the more noted domestic names.
“I think the comeback is over. I am well and truly in the mix now. I am ready to fight anybody at middleweight or super middleweight,” Cruise told Irish-boxing.com.
“I feel that 2015 is my time to shine. There is definetly big fights out there for me ya look at Luke Keeler, Anthony Fitzerald and JJ Mc Donagh these guys would not beat me now.
“I know JJ has beaten me before but I was 21 years of age im 25 now and I have matured into a stronger fighter. I think myself and JJ is a fight that will definetly happen in 2015 for the irish title.”
There is a lot new about Cruise since his return. He is now a Solider and boasts a more determined out look, new physic, new manager and a new coach. The Westerner has been working with Pawel Popko and claims fans will see the benefits over in his next few fights.
“I am with a new coach now in Pawel Popko and he has been amazing the set up we have is very professional. I’m blessed with the team I have around me Pawel as my coach and Mark Dunlop as my manager, things are really going from strenght to strenght,” he added before looking forward to Saturday’s fight.
“This weekend im fighting Ian Jackson. I’m going to get more rounds under my belt which is the most important thing and im very confident of the win.”