Keeler ready to be a knock out success in Belfast this Friday

LUKE Keeler is confident his Belfast debut will end with a bang this coming Friday.

The Dublin middleweight fights for the first time in the fight hub that is Belfast this weekend and enters the fight with an increased faith in his power.

As a result ‘Cool Hand’, who has impressed with his skill set during his first four pro outings, believes he can stop Festim Lama in the Holiday Inn.

Keeler is confident if he catches Lama, who holds a win over Dan Blackwell, a fighter who faces Alfredo Meli this Friday and Anthony Fitzgerald the following week, clean he will register a fourth career stoppage.

“I’ve sparred over 100 rounds with Spike and good amatures like Tony Browne and Sean Hunt not a top Cuban in the gym Glory,” Keeler told

“Everything is going to plan. I started strength work with Brian Guy for this fight and can see improvements already. I am hitting a lot harder, hurting guys in sparring so I am confident that once catch this guy clean I’ll get the stoppage. I have never felt stronger or sharper so I am looking forward to putting in show for Belfast fans and support travelling up.”


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