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Bernard Roe on an Irish title mission

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Bernard Roe [4(0)-0] is plotting a 2017 Irish title fight.

The Dubliner moves up to six rounds when he boxes in Ireland for the second time as a pro on the Red Corner November 5th fight card.

The 25 year old is delighted to be done with four stanzas not just because he feels it will suit him better, but because it also takes him a step closer to an Irish title shot.

Roe hopes to have three more fights before the year is out before launching a title assault in a division packed with fighters keen for a strap currently held by Pauly Upton.

The likes of Terry Maughan, John Hutchinson, Michael McLaughlin Owen, and Gerard Healy are all keen on the belt, but Roe has thrown his name into the light middleweight mix.

“I happy to be fighting six rounds. I have done four four-rounders and I think the six rounds suits me better,” Roe told Irish-Boxing.com.

“Stylewise it is better for me. I like to ease my way into fights and when I am sparring here over six and eight the later rounds are always my best rounds. I wanted to do six as soon as possible and after this six I would jump up to eight as soon as possible,” he continued.

“I want to challenge for an Irish title, that’s why I want the eight rounder so I can get up there as fast as possible. I want to get in the mix.

“Hopefully I have two preferably three fights before the end of the year. Then I should be knocking on the door for an Irish title by next year. Pauly Upton is still the Irish champion, there has been talk he would vacate, but if he still has the title that would be great fight.”

The latest addition to Paschal Collins’s training roster fights on the Red Corner Promotion show on November 5th, five months after he fought in the National Stadium as a pro for the first time.

Marcin Cybulski proved durable opposition last time out, but Roe is keen for a step up this time round.

“I don’t know who I am fighting yet but I want a positive opponent.”

“I want an opponent that will come to fight and won’t just curl up in a ball and try to survive. Fans will only come and watch that type of fight for so long and I want to progress too.”

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)




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