The Keady lightweight will debut on the show at Ulster Hall on Friday March 29th and believes now is his time.
Duffy has long been mooted as a pro convert and reveals that he has had plenty of offers in the past both at home and abroad but the Commonwealth bronze medallist feels he is ready now at the age of 27 – and doesn’t intend to hang around..
The Armagh slugger described how “I think my style is suited to the pro game. I’ve had numerous offers to turn pro before because I’ve always been classed as a puncher but now’s the right time to turn over and I’m looking forward to it.”
“I have a lot of experience on my side and I plan to move quite quickly and open a lot of people’s eyes sooner rather than later. I expect to move up the ranks fast.”
“I have a lot of support through my businesses – I own a gym. I also do charity work and I’ve built up a lot of friends and clientele who are going to come to my fights and make a lot of noise. I’m looking forward to giving them something back.”
Duffy makes his bow at the famous Ulster Hall this day two months.
His last major amateur contest took place here, losing the Ulster Elite final to James McGivern but there are plenty of happier memories to draw on.
Duffy explained how “I have boxed in the Ulster hall a couple of times and although I didn’t get the result on one occasion, every time I’ve stepped out of that ring I’ve been the stronger and more confident fighter.”
“There will be a few nerves for the first one but I’ve been in pressurised positions before so I know I can deal with the situation,” he added before predicting a full house.
“I know ticket sales for this one are going very well so I’m expecting a loud atmosphere in the Ulster Hall. I won’t be showing any mercy when I step through them ropes and my fans will get what they paid for.
“After I’m done making my debut, I’m looking forward to watching all the other fights and taking in the atmosphere. There’s some great talent on show that night.”