THE BIG BANG, Pierce O’Leary and massive banger ’Sugar’ Kane Gardner will combat in what guarantees to be an exciting collision with O’Leary’s WBC Worldwide tremendous light-weight title at stake on the OVO Area, Wembley on September 23.
Dublin’s undefeated O’Leary (12-0, 7 KOs) and Beswick’s Kane (16-2, 7 KOs) will commerce bombs as a part of a bumper undercard supporting the heavyweight rematch between Zhilei Zhang and Joe Joyce, a present which additionally options the return of Anthony Yarde in gentle heavyweight motion towards Ricky Summers together with tremendous middleweight star Zach Parker.
The 23-year-old O’Leary, in what will likely be his fourth battle as a Queensberry fighter, gained his WBC belt with a complete factors victory over Emmanuel Mungandjela in November of final yr, earlier than making a spectacular first defence in Belfast, destroying Alin Florin Ciorceri in 71 seconds again in Might.
Gardner, 28, will come into the combat off a run of 4 straight wins and two important triumphs. In Might of final yr he travelled north to Glasgow because the away fighter to tackle the highly-rated Marios Matamba and emerged victorious over 10 rounds earlier than, in March, he overcame Conah Walker over eight in Bolton.
“Yeah it’s a nice combat, a very, actually high one,” thought of the iBox Fitness center-trained O’Leary on his forthcoming project. “The child has received an amazing report, he’s very skilled, and he is aware of what he’s doing.
“Hear, I’m anticipating an amazing combat. In fact I count on him to deliver it, each fighter expects that regardless, no matter their report it, that’s the nature of the game. I anticipated it in my final combat, however I received there earlier than he might do something!
“I used to be very pleased with my efficiency and I used to be anticipating a tricky combat. I used to be so targeted, I did what I needed to do and received him out a lot sooner than I assumed I might.
“I’ll do precisely the identical for this combat, keep targeted and take it spherical by spherical. Once I focus simply on myself I deliver out the very best model of me.
“That I’m in a tricky combat like this reveals the assumption that Queensberry have in me. He has been in powerful fights himself and he has made fights powerful towards journeymen. I’m not a journeyman, I’ve received an amazing boxing IQ and, if I cease him, I’ll make a giant, large assertion.”
From an away nook perspective, Gardner views this combat as his personal breakthrough alternative on a significant tv platform.
“It’s what I wished and what I want,” mentioned the Lancashire-based bomber. “I’m greater than prepared for it. I haven’t been in a position to get anybody earlier than and I’ve been turned down left, proper and centre for quite a lot of causes.
“I’m simply glad that I’ve received a title combat now after seven years. I feel I used to be put ahead to combat Dalton Smith two or 3 times and so they turned it away. It may be disheartening however I stored telling myself to stay at it and a chance would come.
“I’ve seen a little bit of Pierce and I do know he can punch a bit, however that is what I’m within the sport for. I don’t thoughts 50-50 fights, I’ve been in them earlier than and it’s what I need.
“I’ve been saying that is my breakthrough yr and this combat will actually full it. It could actually’t fail to be an excellent combat and I’m by no means in a boring one, actually.”