Irish fight and combat sports fans won’t have to wait until the early hours of the morning to see a home fighter go to work on March 5.
While excited Irish sport enthusiast will wage war with sleep in a bid to take in current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor’s MGM Grand UFC lightweight title challenge against Rafael Dos Anjos on that Saturday night/Sunday morning they can watch Luke Keeler in action with both eyes open hours earlier.
The Celtic Warrior Gym middleweight won’t be involved in a record breaking massive money making challenge like the former Crumlin amateur, but his March 5 Birmingham hosted Sky Sports broadcast clash will be vital to his career and progress nonetheless.
The 28 year old, who has 2016 boxing full time plans, looks set to fight a yet to be named opponent in his first eight round clash. Being scheduled for eight three’s instantly makes the Ballyfermott man Celtic and Irish title eligible and the progress hungry fighter is hopeful his next clash, which could play out in Belfast on April 30, will be for a title.