The Tallaght middleweight was announced last month as one of the eight competitors in the big-money tournament set for March 3rd at the National Stadium.
Finnegan was a late addition to the line-up, coming in as a replacement for an unnamed withdrawal who later confirmed himself to be Tony Senior.
However, within a week it emerged that ‘Victorious’ would not be one of the eight competing for the guaranteed top prize of at least €25,000, live on TG4.
Alongside Padraig McCrory and Henry Coyle, Finnegan announced that he would not be fighting on the Prizefighter-style format.
The Jobstown puncher is not happy with these accusations, and told Irish-Boxing.com that “I shy away from no fighter, it’s my career and I have other things to be concentrating on.”
“I was never in the tournament in the first place. I am scared of no fighter in this industry.”
The Tony Davitt-trained fighter is hoping for a big 2018, and outlined how “I am trying to set a plan in place for this year ahead and hope to get a chance for a BUI Celtic title then push on for domestic fights.”
“I’m back training now. I’ll take my time, hopefully two or three fights this year, I don’t have a specific date as yet but should be made soon.”
“I will fight them all when I step up in my category middle weight or light middle weight.”
The Last Man Standing line-up now comprises of Chris Blaney, Roy Sheahan, Alfredo Meli, Bernard Roe, Jordan Latimer, Nick Quigley, Sean McGlinchey, and Ger Healy.
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