6 January 2011 – Jonny Stapleton
Finbarr Eade is eager to make up for lost time and plans to put himself in Irish title contention in 2011.
The former youth and intermediate Irish champion returned to the ring after a twelve and a half year sabbatical in mid 2009 and has quickly amassed a 4-0 professional record.
The 35 year old Rock will be looking to push the unbeaten streak to five by making rubble of a yet to be named opponent on the first Irish show of the New Year in Citywest on the January 30.
The Dolphil promoted Mayo puncher is also looking to bank as many rounds as possible over the coming 12 months in a bid to amass a wealth of experience that will eventually enable him to challenge for the Irish super featherweight title.
It would be great to fight for an Irish Title, but I need to get the rounds under my belt. I need to get used to the longer rounds and hopefully when that happens I will get a shot, Eade told Irish-boxing.com.
I have no particular opponents on my wish list. I really am just taking every fight as it comes. I came back after 12 and a half years out. I am still learning and think I am improving with every fight. However if you see me fight I dont think I look like someone whose been out that long. I cant wait to see how I go in the longer rounds, he added.
Eades next bout comes on a card that also includes Paulie Hyland, Anthony Fitzgerald, Lee Murtagh, Ian Timms, Paddy Ward, Gavin Prunty amongst others.
The Citywest hosted fight will be the Mayomans fourth clash in just five months as he tries to fast track his way up the domestic ladder.
And the fighter who has trained over the Christmas period couldnt be happier with the busy scheduled.
It is great to be fighting again so soon. It gives me something to stay focused on. This will be my fifth fight and my fourth since August and my plan for the New Year is to train hard and get as many fights as I can and hopefully keep learning. Training is going good. Its a bit harder in the winter and especially with the weather we have been having. I started back full training two days before Christmas so I had no nights out. I spent five days after Stephens day with my strength and condition coach Jason OBrien training twice a day. We cut back strength and condition to three days now and focus more on boxing and I cant wait to get back in the ring.