THE Cinderella Story will have a happy ever after ending for Peter McDonagh by the end of 2015 claims the two weight Irish champion.
Like the Irish soccer team ‘The Connemara Kid’ or ‘Cinderella Man’ depending on when you start following the MGM fighters career, goes into battle with Polish opposition this Saturday night and is confident he will register win one of many in 2015.
McDonagh has been seen as something of a gatekeeper and the title level acid test for a number of prospects over the years. He took on a number of names at various weights and often at short notice and has no fewer than 28 losses on his record- only two of which came via stoppage.
However, the former European title challenger hasn’t lost in two years and is planning a charge for a successful continental challenge in 2015. One of the proudest of Irish champions, McDonagh believes circumstances have transpired to turn him from respected opponent to a champion.
With MGM looking after his business inside and outside the ring the 38 year old believes he is ready to complete the Cinderella story this year- and is confident of victory in an 8 round Villa Park hosted chief support clash this weekend.
“I’m a two weight irish champion, but now my manger Daniel Kinhan is looking at European title tilt for me,” he told Irish-boxing.com.
“I’m in the shape of my life after a ten week camp at the MGM Marbella where I’m bassed. This is my year now. It is a bit of Cinderella story and there will be the fairy tale ending. 2015 will have big fights, more belts and more wars for me. I am unbeaten in two years and my trainer Danny Vaughan has changed me in three months I am in tip top shape.”