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Doheny sets his sights on World class operators

TJ Doheny is ready to push the boat out in 2015 in a bid to net some big name victims.

Doheny has secured a WBA top 15 ranking, making him eligible to fight for a World title, with out even entering the ring 10 times.

The PABA super bantamweight champion is now ready at 28 to make serious inroads toward major fights this year.

The Australian based former Senior finalist fights for the first time in 2015 at Hurstville Entertainment Center this coming Friday and is excited about taking step one in what he believes will be a big year.

Speaking about his fight plans to Irish-boxing.com Doheny said:

“The plan is to start the year fast. We are going after world ranked fighters to build a platform to push me up high in the ratings with different organisations. Then its on to bigger things. I really want to push the boat out this year.

“But first I have to get Friday out of the way, so all the focus is on that right now. We’ve been working hard on a few things and I’m looking forward to putting them into practice. All going well, Friday will be great prep for a  (PABA) defence at the end of April and hopefully another regional title.”

Doheny tried to get a top level world ranked fighter for Friday night’s bout, but the IBF Asian champion has a title shot at a heavier weight lined up and wasn’t willing to fight the Portlaoise fighter. Khunkiri Wisaruth steps in and whilst the Thai fighter doesn’t bring a title or a World ranking to the table Doheny warns he does present a challenge.

“We tried to get Mike Tawatchai from Thailand the IBF Asia champ, who is also ranked #4 in the World to put his title on the line against mine, but they came back saying he was in line for an eliminator at one of the heavier weights. We just got word back on that so they got a quick replacement in another tough Thai Khunkiri Wisaruth but unfortunately it wont be a title fight.”


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