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Doheny has WBA interim champion in his sights

TJ Doheny will look for a clash with Moises Flores the current custodian of the WBA Interim World super bantamweight title after he stops former two time World Denkaosan Kaovichit in Australia this weekend.

Doheny faces the toughest test of his career at Alexandria Basketball Stadium, Perry Park, New South Wales, but believes he will pass it with flying colours.

The PABA Champion and WBA World ranked super bantamweight turned down a last minute offer to fight Scott Quigg last year, but if he emerges victorious this weekend claims he will target the fighter that lies just one place below the Bury man in the WBA rankings.

“When I win I hope it will move me up higher in the rankings and get me closer to a big title shot. I would love a crack at the WBA Interim champ,” Doheny told Irish-boxing.com.

All of Denkaosan Kaovichit 69 fights bar five have been for titles and he brings plenty of experience to the table. He may have operated at lighter weights for the majority of his career, but he challenged for a World title as recent as last year and three fights ago.

It is a totally different prospect for Doheny, but he hasn’t taken a different approach to training ahead of what could prove a break through clash.

“Training wise I haven’t changed much. We’ve just been working on how we are going to deal with him and the way I’m feeling at the minute there is no reason why I can’t put on a good show for the fans and get a stoppage win.

“Having just 12 fights some people might not think much about it but i’ll keep taking every opportunity that there and prove I am world class fighter!”


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