‘Celtic Warrior’ calls on Irish boxing fans to get behind Steve Collins Jr. on his pro debut, at York Hall this Friday.
Over the past few months legendary two time, two division World Champion, Steve Collins, has been receiving some serious column inches in the press, due to his proposed return to action against Roy Jones Jr.
However, before the man known as the ‘Celtic Warrior’ gets to go toe-to-toe with Florida’s finest, he has a very different ‘boxing related’ role ahead of him, as the proud father ringside when his son Steve Jr. makes his professional debut, at York Hall in London this coming Friday.
Speaking from his Hertfordshire home earlier, the ‘Celtic Warrior’ spoke briefly on son Steve’s upcoming professional debut.
“First of all I’m absolutely delighted, I’m proud that Steve’s going to give boxing a shot.
He’s a terrific athlete, he’s definitely dedicated and a tough kid, you know, not just Boxing, he has a great career as a Rugby player too.
I personally feel he’s done the right thing, by going straight into the pro game, his style of boxing is right for the pros.
We thought he’d have to campaign as a Heavyweight, but because of the boxing training he’s dropped a lot of weight and so will fight as a Cruiserweight.
Boxing training is very different from Rugby training and he dropped quite a bit of weight.
All through training we thought he’d be Heavyweight, we were confident he’d be able to hold his own in the division. He’s not lost any of that power or strength so he should be very strong at Cruiserweight.
People are bound to expect him to fight like I did, but no, he has his own style, he’s very much a come forward boxer, he’ll come forward and crowd his opponent.
I think he’s a very exciting boxer to watch, the fans will love him.
Stevie’s not the only Irish fighter on the show, so we’re hoping there will be a big turnout of Irish fans on Friday to cheer Stevie and the other boys on.”
Steve Collins Jr. versus Rolandas Cesna, features on the undercard of the Jennifer Rezke – Angel McKenzie World Championship clash, that headlines the Dave Murphy, in association with Acourtier Events, promoted ‘Independence Day’ event, which takes place at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on Friday 5th July 2013.
Tickets, priced £30 (Gallery), £35 (Ground floor standard seated) and £65 (Ringside) are available on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com –
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