August 22 Jonny Stapleton
Finbarr Eade is not giving up on his Irish title dream despite suffering a nightmare result against Mickey Coveney in Mayo recently.
Eade believes he won the duo’s Irish super featherweight clash in the Royal Theatre Castlebar despite the fact the Londoner had his hand raised.
However despite the reverse the 36 year old Mayo man has vowed to comeback stronger.
“I thought I had it. I was boxing to instructions and thought I had it. I got a second wind the last two rounds big time. I thought landing shots is the way to win fights and I was landing all the clean shots, jabbing, banging and tying him up the whole time,” said Eade.
“It’s new territory for me, going 10 rounds. I’ve been sparring eight the whole time, but it’s a different ball game when you go out there. It was a good scrap, a good Irish title to win. It was great to win it, fair play to him. But I’m not giving up now. That’s my first 10 rounds, I’m only 36, I think I’m tough enough.”