June 29 Jonny Stapleton
Joe Hillerby is hoping he will be partying in Liquid Night Club this Sunday afternoon as he challenges an as of yet to be confirmed opponent in Luton.
The 23 year old fight novice is confident he will be dancing for joy after registering his fourth paid win on a Graham Earl Promotion.
The Belfast middleweight claims the quality sparring and training endured during his camp will ensure he is on song in the nightclub this weekend, help him secure another win and move him a step closer to an Irish or Celtic title tilt.
“I am feeling confident. I just can’t wait to get in the ring now. It is great being kept busy. I am really feeling the benefits of being kept active,” Hillerby told www.irishboxing.com.
“Training has went really well. I had sparring with Ciarian Healy and Tommy Tolan and other lads from my gym, which was great. After this fight an looking to just push on up the rankings and hopefully be challenging for an Irish or Celtic title after a few more fights.”
Meanwhile Dublin prospect Stephen Ormond has secured his next date and plans to be out in action early in the new season.
The Frank Warren promoted fighter is hoping to take a step closer to a title shot with victory over an as of yet to be named opponent in London on September 9.
Another Irish hopeful Jamie Conlan also looks set to secure some September work as he bids to put himself in British title contention.
The flyweight, whose little brother is performing more than admirably on the amateur stage, will most likely have his eight pro fight on the under card of stable mate Paul McCloskey’s WBA world title eliminator on September 10.
Further a field but of equal interest Tony Bates made a successful pro debut in Sydney on Friday night. The Clondalkin native won via a unanimous 40-36, 39-37, 40-35 points decision.
Also on the up down under is Kidare native Dennis Hogan and he will be out for a third time in OZ on August 6 headlining his first show.