LUKE Keeler is ready to kick open doors and kick start his career with a brilliant fistic display in the National Stadium on August 30.
And he believes tough Down fight Paul Moffett provides him with the best chance to go up in the estimations of Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn, Irish fight fans and Sky boxing viewers.
The Ballyfermott middleweight is eager to display his talent and the improvements he has made since turning pro last year and is delighted Matchroom have secured a stiff test as he fights in front of the Sky Camera’s in his home town.
Moffett’s record of 3-1-1 is a bit misleading. He sole reverse was a controversial loss to former European Champion Kerry Hope and there are those who would argue with the right backing Moffett could be a British title contender.
The Down punher is certainly ‘Cool Hand Luke’s’ toughest test to date, but the Celtic Gym Warrior believes he is the perfect foe for such a high profile card.
“I’m sure I could have took an easier option but it’s impossible to impress and show ability against a journeyman that just falls over,” Keeler told Irish-boxing.com.
“A good test such as Moffet gives me the opportunity to showcase improvements made in last year and show ability I’m showing in sparring and so fort. Paul will bring out the best in me. I love nothing more than digging deep in a tough scrap and sure he can provide that.
“Hopefully my fight is televised and can open doors with likes of Eddie Hearn and kick start my career.”
Not only is Moffett perfect in terms of a being a credible known foe, according to Keeler, but the 27 year old suggests his style will enable the Dubliner, who up to this point has beaten journey men, to display his full array of talents.
“I couldn’t be more confident of a win. I perform at my best when someone comes forward and fights and that’s Moffetts style. He suits me perfect and with likes of Spike O’Sullivan for sparring twice a week, with similar style and Eamon O’Kane lined up for sparring I’m sure I’ll be in top condition and ready for the best Moffett has to offer.”