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Hungary to fight at home- Burke confident Boxing Ireland link up will open Dublin doors

Boxing Ireland can open Dublin doors and allow Robert Burke [2(2)-0] to fulfill a his dream of winning an Irish title at the National Stadium claims the new to the scene light heavyweight.

The team behind the popular Celtic Clash series recently brought on board a quartet of fighters from Pete Taylor’s stable at the Colosseum Gym.

Burke joined the promotional team alongside stablemates Senan Kelly, Tony McGlynn and Shane Roche [0-1(1)] and is happy with the move.

The former Glasnevin amateur turned within a week of exiting the this years National Elites, but to get fight action has had to trade leather in Hungary of all places.

Linking up with the most consistent promotional force outside of just Belfast over the last few years makes Burke believe he can start building toward that Irish title dream from home.

“[Boxing Ireland] can provide me with fights here in Ireland, hopefully on the regular. Personally it would be great to fight as a professional in the National Stadium . It would be a dream to fight for an Irish title there an win it,” Burke told Irish-boxing.com before explaining how the link up came about.
“Stephen Sharp was up looking at us train before my team mate Sam Carroll was out in his last fight and he and my coach Pete Taylor got chatting. Pete thought it was the best promotion to go with at the minute. There having great shows an there the main promoters that can offer fights for us in Ireland so thats how it started.”
While the Irish title is the first major goal there are some things to be achieved before that can happen.
First of all Burke, who has super middleweight aspirations,  wants to put an injury lay off behind him with a fight as soon as possible.
“The short term plan is to get back in the ring as soon as i can. I was out injured for 12 weeks and then had a set back, but I’ll be back to my best soon. Hopefully I will be out in October. Once I am ready I’ll be staying ready so I can take a fight at any notice.”
The fighter who started out at the Crumlin gym is now part of Pete Taylor’s growing stable and has been working alongside the likes of Luke Keeler, Gary Cully and Steve Collins Jr.
The new to the scene pro believes the ‘team’ feel has benefited him and predicts it will play a part in him improving.

“Training is going great. I am really enjoying it . We have a great team around us with top class coaching an top class sparring. I have never been as focused. The best version of me is still to come i can feel it.”


Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com