Rising super lightweight prospect, Pierce O’Leary has promised a knockout victory when he makes his Frank Warren debut on Saturday at the Copper Box Arena.
O’Leary (9-0, 5 KOs) inked a promotional deal with Hall of Fame promoter, Warren in June having previously fought on several MTK Global shows, prior to the company going defunct.
‘Big Bang’, who has five knockouts from his nine professional fights and is on a run of three consecutive stoppage victories has vowed to add to that tally when he clashes with Robin Zamora on the undercard of Hamzah Sheeraz’s clash with Francisco Torres, live on BT Sport.
“I’m looking to go out and put on an incredible performance, a clinical performance,” the 22-year-old told proboxing-fans.com on Tuesday.
“Go out and smash it and just keep on rolling and getting momentum going.
“Expect a Big Bang. A Big Bang is coming.
“I can’t see the fight going the distance, I’m going for the KO, that’s what I’m made for.
“I don’t look for the KO no more, it comes.
“So I’m just going to go out and put an incredible performance on, just use my boxing skills and if it [the knockout] comes it comes, but I think it will.”
The Dubliner is rated as the second best super lightweight in Ireland with Boxrec.com and is part of a thriving division which sees Josh Taylor reigning as unified IBF and WBO world champion, having vacated both his WBA ‘super’ and WBC titles.
O’Leary admits he is ready to fight for a title as early as his next fight, after seeing a title fight fall by the wayside.
“This fight was meant to be for a title and the guy pulled through, he failed his medicals so we couldn’t fight for the title,” he added.
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“No one could step in [at] short notice so obviously with the catchweight and stuff like that so you had everything going on.
“So, [I want to] get this fight out of the way, start snowballing and then [the] next fight will be for big titles.”
Watch the full interview with Pierce O’Leary below: