Eamonn O’Kane is over his defeat to Tureano Johnston and looking for trouble, according to his coach Paddy Fitzpatrick. 

The Derry man’s World title dream ended painfully in more ways than one back in October. Not only did a defiant O’Kane lose on points in a Madison Square Garden hosted World title eliminator the middleweight but had to go hospital after 12 grueling and action packed rounds.

There was some talk that such was the effort exerted by O’Kane and the punishment taken that retirement was an option, even when an April clash with Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan was muted.

However, according to coach Paddy Fitzpatrick O’Kane is keen to return and is on the search of his next bout .

That clash could be against fellow Irishman Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan.

“Eamon is rested and looking for trouble.” Fitzpatrick told the Swindon Advertiser.

“He is back in training and we’re looking to make something happen. He needed a long rest after the last fight. It was a brutal fight.”

“Spike is a fight we’re looking at. We’d love to do that fight, Eddie Hearn has text me to say he’d love to do it too but it’s probably one we’re looking at more towards September.”