CIARAN McVarnock is determined not to have a nightmare at Ellesmere this Saturday night to ensure he gets the chance to put on a show on the Showdown at Thomond card.
The Belfast fighter was the first name confirmed on the undercard of the massive Andy Lee versus Billy Joe Saunders card in Limerick on September 19, but he first has to overcome the challenge of a late replacement in Liverpool this weekend.
‘Bunty’ claims the Thomond Park news filled him with excitement, but gave him an instant focus as he knows defeat this coming Saturday would ruin his big show dream.
“Getting the news was a massive boost. Once I heard about the fight and where it was I was praying to get on the bill. I never thought I would, as I was thinking it will just be all title fight and big fights on the undercard,” McVarnock told Irish-boxing.com
“I was on my way home from training when I got the phone call and I just wanted to go back to gym and start training again I was that happy. It’s going to be a massive night of boxing, a world title fight and they are expecting 33,000 people. I have got family relatives of Bunty that live in Cork and they are over the moon they won’t have to travel far to watch me box.”
“In saying that though I can’t look past this fight on Saturday night in Ellesmere Port. If I loose on Saturday night everything would fall apart and I would be scrubbed off the Limerick show. So I have to keep my feet planted, stay focused and get the job done on Saturday night. I have to focus on getting the win that I know I’ll get.”
The 23 year old super featherweight might have local support in Limerick come September, but he is hoping among that Cork and Belfast crowd will be a few Liverpool accents.
‘Bunty’ doesn’t know who he is to face tomorrow, but plans to put on a fan winning performance regardless.
“Fans can expect me to me more aggressive. I don’t like to take a step back. I love a good tear up and a war. And I’m hoping my opponent is the same so everyone can see a good tough fight. I hope that they would buy a ticket to come and watch me again. I do still have to be smart I can’t just be wild, I will do what ever possible to get my hand raised on Saturday night.”