David Oliver Joyce [10(8)-0] believes he is ready to turn pedigree into prizes and claims victory on the road this weekend will take him a step closer to bringing home world honours.
The St Michael’s BC graduate fights out in Kazakhstan on a #MTKFightNight this Saturday.
The Nur-Sultan hosted clash is being billed as a ‘historic’ event and will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
The featherweight is excited to showcase his skills to a new audience, but is more concerned with career progression – and is confident a victory can move him one step closer towards a shot at a world title.
“I’m always ready for the challenge. I’m knocking on that door for a world title, and this fight in Kazakhstan gets me one step closer.
“I need to thank my team MTK Global for putting me on the right path and getting me the right fights that have lead me to this point so far in my career.
“Kazakhstan as a boxing nation is one of the best in the world if not the best nation. They have a lot of top class boxers as amateurs and professionals, so it is an honour to fight here this weekend.”
Brailor Teran [27(20)-17(4)-1] provides the opposition at Bary’s Arena for ‘DOJ’ and although he will be a sizable underdog against the former Olympian his record suggests he brings equalizing power to the table.
It has to be noted that ‘Zulianito de Oro’ has lost 17 times and has fought the majority of his career at super bantamweight, but seven of those defeats came during a slow career start between 2003-2009 and of his 27 wins, 20 have come inside the distance.
Considering the 34-year-old South American has a better puncher’s chance than most it’s not a bad fight for the Mullingar featherweight, particularly as it comes just three months after he secured the WBO European ranking title with Stephen Tiffeney in Dubai.
Teran should provide the 32-year-old with the chance to impress on an ESPN+-broadcast undercard of a WBC world title fight between Nordine Oubaali and Arthur Villanueva.