By Jonny Stapleton
AN accident in which his car rolled over had Eamonn O’Kane out of action for a couple of months, but the Derry middleweight is fighting fit and ready to ‘rock’ on March 17.
‘King Kane’ takes on 24 year old English super middleweight Wayne Reed(8-3) on the undercard of Kell Brook and Matthew Hatton’s Sheffield bout- and the Commonwealth Gold medallist is looking forward to fighting on the big card.
The Dungiven and former WSB fighter stressed his move to super middle is temporary and claims he took the fight with the credible southpaw in a bid to maintain his quick paid ranks progression.
“I fight Wayne Reed and the fight will be at super middleweight so I will be giving away some weight. I will continue to campaign at middleweight. I just took this fight to keep the ball rolling and to progress. He is a southpaw and is heavier so it is a test in that regard,” O’Kane told www.irish-boxing.com
“I am really looking forward to it. It is a big fight night there will be between 8000 and 9000 people there. I am 100 percent fit. I have no injuries from the car accident. I some niggles after it but I have ironed them out and I am ready to rock.”
The 29 year old middleweight, who is hopes to make it four straight wins on a card that includes Belfast‘s Carl Frampton‘s next Commonwealth title defence, will use sparring with George Groves to aid him impress on the St Patricks Day Card.
“I was sitting in reserve for the Carl Frampton Kris Hughes card. I was training prior to that and ready to fight so I am ready and fit. I am going to spar Groves on Wednesday for three weeks, which is great preparation for this next fight.”