If you study both fighters CV’s inidepth you will see Dean Byrne is more qualified than Peter McDonagh to lift the Irish title, claims ‘Irish Lightning’ himself.
McDonagh hasn’t tasted defeat since 2013 whilst Byrne hasn’t has his hand raised in victory in the same time period, but the Dubliner is confident that he has the beating of the two weight Irish champion.
Indeed the 31 year old former Wild Card puncher predicts an ‘easy night’ work when he fights McDonagh for the vacant Irish welterweight title.
“I respect Peter, but he brings nothing that will trouble me. I know what I am capable of and if I bring that on November 7th it will be an easy nights work,” Byrne told Irish-boxing.com
‘The Connemara Kid’ has fought a host of top level British prospects at various weights and competed at European level over a 13 year career, but Byrne has questioned his recent foes and claims it detracts from the MGM puncher’s five fight winning streak.
In that time Byrne has fought the vaunted Roman Belaev and world title hopeful David Avanesyan, and despite the fact he drew with William Warburton, he claims the contrast of quality in opposition should be taken into account before people call the fight.
“Peter hasn’t lost since 2013 and I haven’t won since 2013, which makes it interesting, but look at his opponents compared to mine. He has been looked after while I couldn’t go out and get the kind of fights he got. I had to take last minute offers and face World ranked opposition since the Carson Jones fight I had to take risks and these type of fights, while Peter has been beating journey men. So recent results count for nothing.”