By Jonny Stapleton
IT may over 1200 kilometres away but for Brian Magee Denmark is ‘just over the road’ and his latest clash abroad can be deemed a ‘home fight’.
Magee makes the first defence of his WBA interim world title in wonderful Copenhagen against local hero Rudy Markussen on February 18 and has no qualms about going into the lions den.
The Irish Boxer of the Year is somewhat of a globe trotter travelling to Canada and Costa Rica in his last two fights and welcomes the trip closer to home.
The 36 year old fighter also believes the travelling Irish support will help generate a home like atmosphere.
“Travelling doesn’t’t faze me at all. This fight is actually great because it is more or less only over the road compared to where we have been lately. It is like a home fight. It is a quick flight and there is not much to worry about at all,” Magee, who jets of on Valentines Day, said.
“I have no problems travelling to Copenhagen. I am a seasoned traveller. All of my fights of late have been outside Ireland. I am a seasoned traveller. I will be bringing my own army of followers so I won’t be without support.”
The former European champion has proved venue is irrelevant when it comes to fighting. Once there is a ring the Belfast man is happy and he is confident he will do the business in Copenhagen next week.
The veteran feels he will have too much experience for Markussen and stressed he is in the form of his life.
“My confidence comes from my years of experience against the best in the world and I am boxing better than ever. I believe I have more boxing skills than Markussen. I have been training since November and all over the Christmas and New Year, but I have done that before. In fact the last time I had to train over Christmas was for the European champ Mads Larsen in Denmark.”