Owen Duffy, a professional boxer from Shercock, Co Cavan says he is quietly confident ahead of his third professional fight in the Royal Theatre Castlebar on December 7th.
Duffy will fight Croatian Almin Kovacevic (12wins (4ko) 27 losses, 3 draws) as part of the “Homecoming” show which headlines with Ray Moylette taking on Christian Uruzquieta for the WBC international lightweight title.
The show also features Niall O’Connor, Irish light-middleweight champion Craig O’Brien, and Spike O’Sullivan, who formerly held both the WBO international and Irish middleweight titles.
Duffy is hoping to make it three for three, having already secured two wins in his first two professional fights. He is also moving up from four-round bouts to his first six-round fight.
His amateur record is an impressive 16 wins out of 19 fights. He has won an Ulster title, all-Ireland title, Ringside World Championships in Kansas city and an international Celtic Box Cup title.
Duffy was late to boxing, being 18 when he stepped into the ring for his first fight, a charity match in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. The six-week boot camp for that fight gave him a taste for a sport which has since become his passion.
Owen Duffy spoke to Kevin McDermott on Sportsbeat about his career and Friday nights fight.
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