‘The Gallant’ fights for the second time as a pro on the Cardiff Ice Arena and is excited by the prospect of showing a TV audience his capabilities.
The 22 year old is also aware, especially considering Saturday plays host to just the former Elite Champion’s second paid outing, that he is merely at the experience-building stage of his career, and he is keen to learn from the opportunity.
“I’m buzzing for Saturday, I can’t wait,” the young cruiserweigt told irish-boxing.com.
“It’s great to be added to such a massive bill and I have to thank MGM and Frank Warren.”
“Fighting on TV and on such a card will give me experience and exposure.”
Sweeney ensured his debut was worth the wait and certainly took the ‘you don’t get paid for overtime’ approach in his first paid outing. The Galway man, who has been training with his older brother Micheal over the last six weeks, took Mario Lakatos out in less than ninety seconds.
Lakatos came to the ring with an 8(4)-7(3)-0 winning record, a slate above average for a debut foe. Manning the opposite corner this weekend will be Marek Gabor [0-5(0)], Gabor has yet to win a fight, but he has also never been stopped and seems durable enough to give the Irish cruiserweight rounds.
Sweeney however, takes no interest in records, and goes into this fight like in his first – focusing just on what he can do.
“I was delighted to get the knockout on my debut, not that I expect that in every fight,” he continued before commenting on his opponent.
“I’m not interested in records at the moment, it’s just about getting the fights in.”
“The plan is to keep learning and building.”
“If he is durable and it goes four rounds, I’m prepared.”
“Training has gone well, I have had six weeks to prepare for this fight.”
“Last time I had three so I’m in better shape this time round and you will see Saturday night.”
“Training with Michael has be great too.”