23 February 2009 – Press Release
In only his fourth professional fight, Irish-American starlet Danny OConnor makes his US National television debut on Friday night in the opening bout on ESPNs Friday Night Fights against light welterweight Jamar Saunders (2-1-1, 1 KO).
The bout at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida is O’Connor’s (3-0, 1KO) first since an impressive four round points decision over Greg Jimenez.
Im very excited to be fighting February 27 on national television, he said.
All of my family and friends at home will be able to watch me fight on ESPN. For so many years some of my fans havent been able to watch my fights. This is a great opportunity for me to showcase my talent to so many people whove never seen me fight. Im in my best shape, at the top of my game. Ive trained hard and Im coming to fight. I love fighting at the Hard Rock and its starting to feel like home.
OConnor, fighting out of Framingham (MA), won last years US Future Stars National Championship, in which he was named Most Outstanding Boxer, as well as the 2008 National Golden Gloves Tournament. Danny, who is promoted by Seminole Warriors Boxing, defeated 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Felix Diaz, of the Dominican Republic, as an amateur last May in a USA-Dominican Republic dual meet.
Were all very excited and cant wait, said OConnors co-manager and head trainer David Keefe.
Showcasing Danny on national television has been in our plans since day one and now its happening in only his fourth pro fight.
Many of OConnors family members, friends and hometown fans will be watching his fight at Pepperoncinis, 486 Concord Street in Framingham. The public is invited, starting at 7 PM/ET.