WORLD ranked TJ Doheny wants to finish 2014 on high Down Under tomorrow.
The PABA super bantamweight fights in a eight round non title fight in The Academy’s Battle of the Irish II Fox Studios hosted fight night.
Doheny, who turned down a last minute offer to fight Scott Quigg in the Summer, is expecting to register victory number 9 in a keep busy fight before using his ranking to make a more serious impact in an exciting division in 2015.
Indeed, the Portlaois fighter has something big in the pipeline for February.
“This is a fight that will help keep me busy and I plan to see the year out in a high. Its a fight I’m expected to win but as always i’ll be going in there with my boxing head on and taking nothing for granted as one slip up could be fatal at this stage,” Doheny told Irish-boxing.com.
“The fight will keep me ticking over as we are working on something big for February 20th in Sydney. If all goes to plan I will be starting the year off fast and hoping to be closing in on the big names in the super bantamweight division in 2015.”
Boxing is an individual sport, but Doheny competes on the same night as stable mates and fellow Irish men Jake Hanney and Gearoid Clancy and he claims working together toward a fight night has proved beneficial.
“Im fighting an Indonesian guy in a non title 8 round fight. Its great to be fighting on the same show as the other boys from FBI Gym and it gives us a chance to show the talent we have in our stable. We also have Ben McCulloch, who is fighting for the WBA interim super middle World title on December fifth in Russia so there is a lot of action at the moment and the place is buzzing.”
Australian based Doheny fights on the same night as the big Return of the Mack fight night takes place in Dublin.
The undefeated 28 year old hopes to return home one day to fight.
“It’s great that big shows are happening again in Dublin and I’d love to get on one at some stage. I can’t wait to make my home debut because I get alot of support from people back there and I want to show them what i’m all about.”