Lynn Harvey [3(2)-1(0)] is hoping to impress her way onto the Katie Taylor homecoming with a positive result and solid performance as she takes a ‘step up’ tomorrow.
‘The Hunter’ goes in search of win number four in the pro ranks as she takes on Ivanka Ivanova on the National Stadium-hosted ‘Celtic Clash 2: The Rising’ card.
The Kilbarrack native is in confident mood having put defeat to Mary Romero behind her with victory at the same venue earlier this year – and while she is not over looking what she has been told will be somewhat of a test, she does have her eye on a big fight on a big TV card.
The Tommy McCormack-trained star, who has set her sights on European honours in 2017, feels she is a perfect fit for the proposed Katie Taylor homecoming show.
Olympic superstar Taylor is set to bring the Sky cameras and the might of Matchroom to Dublin for a World title fight in November and Harvey wants to be involved.
“Katie’s rise and getting to world level so quick doesn’t surprise me at all, shes one of the best athletes to come out of this country. I think Katie would be world champion at pretty much any sport she put her mind to,” Harvey told Irish-Boxing.com.
“I would love to be on Katie’s undercard. I think it makes perfect sense as there are so few female pro boxers in the country.”
“The show having a female headliner with a female undercard feel would be great. “
“I’m an up and coming boxer, the question isn’t why should I be on it? It’s why shouldn’t I?”
To have any hope of securing a Taylor date the First Date star knows she has to win on the stacked National Stadium show tomorrow- and she is confident of doing just that.
“Camp went very well for this fight. The main things we worked on was getting me to relax in the ring and not put everything into every shot. I’m fixing up bad habits – which I’ve plenty of – and working a lot on angles,” Harvey continued.
“Tommy has been honest and told me this is a step up which is good. I don’t want to be ploughing through people in first round not learning much.
“We will be looking at going for a European title before the end of the year and Tommy says the fight with this girl will give us a good idea where I’m in regard to a shot at that title. He knows the path, I just let him guide me.”
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