The support may have secured O’Neill a chance to impress, but he is the one that has to take it on the undercard of the eagerly anticipated Tyrone McKenna versus Darragh Foley clash.
He certainly plans to try and catch the eye.
“I’m not to fussed my last opponent was tough so I’m prepared for another one, just along as I go make a statement I’ll be happy.”
While he claims happiness will come after a good performance the welterweight can’t hide his excitement at being on such a card so soon in his career.
“I’m absolutely loving life. I never thought I’d be fighting on such a great card so early. I’m usually the one sharing things about tickets for Paddy (Gallagher) and Taylor (McGoldrick) or about them boys fighting on these shows. Now I’m sharing my own stuff unreal it is.
“I couldn’t believe (I got on the card). Two days before knowing that I was fighting on the Ulster Hall show I asked Leonard (Gunning) when the next fight will be and he said looking like early September. I had no idea I was going to be out so soon, but I was back training anyways. Proper shocked but buzzing and ready to go again.”