Bernard Roe targets Irish title charge as part of Hatton’s Dublin Renaissance

By Wayne Higgins

With three wins from three fights as a professional, 25 year old Bernard Roe is a name to follow in the paid ranks over the next couple of years.

The Dubliner makes his first appearance in the paid ranks on home soil on Saturday June 25th when he faces heavy-handed Pole Marcin Cybulski [8(7)-6(2)-2] on a show co-promoted by newcomers FS Promotions and former two-weight World champion Ricky Hatton’s Hatton promotions.

The show at the National Stadium including a host of other Irish prospects, including debuts for amateur stars Chris Blaney and Eric Donovan.

Although not taking the opponent on next week’s ‘The Future’ show for granted, Roe is planning for the future himself and the light middleweight has eyes on the green belt currently held by Pauly Upton

Speaking of his plans, Roe outlined that “ideally I will be able to fight for an Irish title in the next 7-8 months.”

“Once I get an eight round fight under my belt I will be eligible to fight for the Irish belt, and although next week’s fight is four rounds I am planning to make the step up to eight rounds sooner rather than later.”

Roe is hopeful that he will have at least two more fights before Christmas on similar types of promotions to next weeks event, and possibly fight on a show in the UK were he has had all three of his pro fights to date.

The former Docklands BC man has won all three of those four round fights on points, and is now keen to progress to the next level.

Roe explained that “I need to keep busy and get fights under my belt, I have been sparring with a lot of good fighters and training well, but the best way to learn is by fighting and moving progressively through the ranks.”

“Hopefully with FS Promotions and Hatton Promotions I can do this over the next while.”

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie