Demsey McKean is working hard as he readies himself to perform on one of Australia’s biggest events of 2020, as he acts as chief support to rising star Tim Tsyzu on December 16 in Sydney.
The card from the Bank West Stadium in Sydney that will be carried live on FOX Sports will see McKean defend his IBF and WBO titles against fellow regional champion Tupou. McKean discussed being added to what is proving to be a stacked card in Sydney.
McKean said, “I’m absolutely delighted to be added to this card and make a defense of my titles and thank you to my team at ACE Boxing along with the team at Dreamtime Boxing for making this fight happen for me.
“This is a really good test for me and based on how bad this year has been, I’m over the moon to be getting such a great opportunity to fight on a big card, so I’m very grateful for that to be happening. This fight is a step in the right direction towards a world title and that is my goal.
“Tupou has ambition, he wants to be a world champion and believes he can fight for a world title. I have nothing but respect for the guy but I’m going to show that Australia’s number one heavyweight is Demsey McKean.”
McKean is in camp with rising trainer Stephen Ng and the towering Queensland man discussed his training with the head of Team No Excuses.
The undefeated Aussie said, “Training has gone really well with my trainer Stephen Ng. Stephen and the whole team have really pushed me and I really have the fire in my belly for this fight, so it’s only shown that in training.
“We constantly look to improve in camp. Obviously, with the COVID-19 restrictions, it hasn’t been the easiest of tasks but we have a well-oiled machine at ACE Boxing that will always look to make the best of every situation we are in. So training camp has gone as well as it could do.
“The whole objective in camp is to improve, I believe I’m improving to show I can challenge for a world title in 2021. That’s the plan in my mind and I’m expecting to put on a performance that will put the heavyweight champions on notice.”
Trainer Stephen Ng backs Demsey McKean to reach the top in 2021
Demsey McKean is all set to return as chief support to rising star Tim Tszyu, as he the ACE Boxing guided heavyweight defends his WBO and IBF regional titles on December 16 at the Bankwest Stadium, live on Fox.
McKean, who is guided by ACE Boxing and trained by Stephen Ng has been talked up to clash with the world’s elite over recent months, with a fight with Tyson Fury even been talked about at one point during Fury’s search for an opponent for his December date.
McKean’s trainer Stephen Ng discussed training during pandemic and the announcement of McKean vs Bowie Tupou on December 16.
Ng stated, “It’s been hard being in Australian during the pandemic due to restrictions being extremely strict at times, but things are starting to ease. It’s been very hard to get fights within Australia and even get sparring, but I’m delighted that ACE Boxing has managed to get this fight over the line for Demsey alongside Jared Treloar of Dreamtime Boxing.
“This is a really good test, Demsey is going in against a fellow regional champion in Bowie Tupou and they both have lofty ambitions, so it’s a great fight never mind one that has been made in this current climate in the world today.
“The show itself is on Fox Sports in Australia, so I’m delighted about that as it’s a big show, with this bout supporting Tim Tszyu’s in the main event, so Demsey needs to be at his best and I can assure everybody it will be a career best performance.”
Training has proved difficult for boxers globally during 2020 with the pandemic period, but Ng has done his utmost to keep his fighters busy. The Queensland based man discussed how he has approached the current global situation.
He said, “We are a driven team, we’ve used this pandemic period as an advantage. We’ve planned for the future throughout. For example next year we’re planning on taking the boys abroad to expand their horizons. We’re always learning, even trainers are, so I’d like to take the boys away to maybe the USA for a camp and maybe a fight.
“I’ve got my son who is world rated and Demsey amongst other top talents in the gym, we’ve adhered to restrictions but we’ve been focused on hitting the ground running when we leave the pandemic period and if any opportunities arise we are ready to take them. This is what has happened in Demsey’s case thanks to the great management at ACE Boxing.
“I have kept busy myself, I am always learning as a trainer and I’ve been developing my Team No Excuses brand which is a project I’ve been working on privately but it incorporates the mindset of the champions that we are around in the boxing world day to day. There’s going to be some exciting developments and products from Team No Excuses in 2021 which will only compliment the other aspects of my business within boxing.”