Rohan Date claims it’s time for people to realize he is about to taking things to a new level.
The Waterford fighter competes for the fifth time as a pro on a Siesta Boxing’s Bracknell Boxing Carnival tomorrow night.
The knockout specialist takes on fellow undefeated fighter Reyhan Todorov and claims the fact he is open to all challenges is proof he wants to kick on.
Indeed, Date believes his display across the water tomorrow will prove he is ready for the next level and is confident of a performance that will help set up a big 2019.
“I have always been ready for a fight,” Date told Irish-boxing.com about taking on a fellow unbeaten prospect.
“It is time people realise that I am committed to this pro game and taking it to the next level – finishing the year strong to tee up for a big 2019.”
It’s a bold enough statement from a fighter that goes into a clash on the back of a draw.
However, is not only keen to put that dubious draw against Wes Smith on The Battle of Bracknell in July behind him he plans to make the scorecard irrelevant.
“I am definitely keen to get back in the ring, I am not in this to do anything else but win. And I want to do it with both power and skill, putting on a good show everyone,” Date continued.
“To be honest, I think I won three out of four rounds in that fight. I will say that it didn’t go as I had planned, due to the bout being at Super welter when I had pushed myself down to Welter for that fight. But then I was told it was to be at Super – at that point, all I really wanted to do was fight since my career had been taking a hit with the constant shows being cancelled in Ireland. The result was by referee and in this one, I will be looking to not leave it to decision this time.”
The draw occurred on the last Siesta card and at the same venue, but the big punching Deise fighter isn’t worried about returning to the same venue under the same promotional banner.
While disappointed not to get the win Date is content with what he learnt during those four rounds with Webb, indeed he earmarked it as a turning point in his career.
“I feel I was well matched by Siesta, and on a whole the venue as well as the show was a great event to be a part of. I am looking forward to having another showdown there and making heads turn. If anything I learned a lot more in that one fight then if I had gone in and just banged out another opponent. I would say that it is a turning point in my pro career and things are about to get interesting.”