LEWIS Taylor is confident he emerge from the Lions Den unscathed on May 2, putting a dent in Eamonn O’Kane’s World title hopes in the process.
The undefeated English middleweight comes to ‘King Kane’s’ Kingdom, Derry, early next month in confident mood claiming it represents the kind of step up he has been begging for.
Derry man O’Kane is currently world #7 in an IBF division with a lot of movement and victory on May 2 could see him take a significant step toward a World title shot.
Taylor on the other hand is aware by getting his hand raised he can significantly raise his profile and ranking and is motivated accordingly. Not much is known about Taylor, but there have been suggestions O’Kane wouldn’t risk his World title hopes by taking a clash he wasn’t sure he could win. Taylor, however, is adamant he isn’t coming over to play opponent and is predicting an away win.
“I am not coming here to lose. I am not coming to here to lose my unbeaten record,” he said.
“I have watched Eamonn and he is a good kid but I believe I can beat him. I have been training hard. I am confident and I have been begging for this step-up for quite some time and I am ready.
“I wanted this, this is my time and I am going to show everyone what I can do,” he added.