Tiernan Bradley [3(1)-0] is going to wreck The Dolorian and stop Ferenc Hafner [27(14)-18(13)] from time-traveling back to his glory days when they face off in Belgium tomorrow.
The 45-year-old’s best days are well behind him and he has transitioned from potential prospect to gatekeeper and now journeyman over an 11 year career.
However having studied the Hungarian the Tyrone native believes the fighter, who has fought as high as super middleweight, has fully made the transition to away fighter just yet.
The Steven O’Rourke trained prospect believes he should win on the Sunday afternoon show and is hoping to stop the Medgar, who has shared the ring with names such as Andy Lee, Eamonn O’Kane and Rocky Fielding , but believes Ferenc will come to have a go and hold victory aspirations of his own.
“It is a step up,” the eager to step up Conor Slater advised fighter explains when talking to Irish-boxing.com.
“The fact is this fella has a hell lot more experience than me. He is the bigger guy having fought as high as super middle. He also fought some great names in his glory days.
“I expect that he wants to come to put a dent in my record. Looking at his fights he always comes to scrap and some of the times getting the nod at the final bell so he’s no dosser,” he adds of a fighter that caused somewhat of an upset two fights ago and was stopped by Dylan Moran last time out.
Having watched Waterford’s Moran register the stoppage against the extremely experienced operator, Bradley believes he can follow suit – and is confident his skill set can help him win inside the distance.
“I think the stoppage will come if I box to my best. Dylan moran stopped him last February so in some ways if I can go out do some damage it might get a few people talking, but I’m just looking forward to going out there and getting the win no matter what.”
This weekends fight is Bradley’s second of 2021, he recorded a win in Spain as recent as last month – and it seems so eager to go is the stylist that keeping busy is ideal for the fighter and the dishes in his kitchen.
“I didn’t have much of a break after my last fight. I took two or three days off and then I was back hitting the roads and shadow boxing in my kitchen. That was enough of a reason to get back into the gym. I was raring to go after my last win and I still raring to go now.”