Irish heavyweight Thomas Hardwick claims he is honoured to be appearing on a world title card and plans to use the platform to expose his talents to a wider audience.
The New York based Coolock native enters the ring for the fourth time on the under card of Matthew Macklin and Sergio Martinez’s world title fight and is determined to impress.
The former St Vincent’s footballer enters the spot light for the first time and wants to be on top form on the St Patrick’s Day show.
“I am really looking forward to it now. Training has been great. I have been sparring quality lads with barely a loss between them all, which is great,” Hardwick told www.irish-boxing.com at yesterday’s weigh in.
“It is very different to fight on such a big card. I will get recognised more at home and over here. It is a world wide card shown across the globe and to fight on the under card of Sergio Martinez and Matthew Macklin in the Garden is a massive honour for me. I am really looking forward to putting on a good show and making sure I am on top form,” he added before revealing he had no intentions of returning home to fight just yet.
“I do look back at the heavyweight scene back at home, but to be honest I am going to try and get what I have to do done over here first and win a few titles before looking to fight in Dublin.”