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Lynn Harvey – “I’m glad this opponent is tough”

Having sailed through her come back fight in Belfast on Saturday last, Lynn Harvey [2(2)-1(0)] returns to the scene of her first career defeat against an opponent who is said to pose a much tougher test – but ‘The Hunter’ is anything but worried.

Having demolished Hungarian Agnes Draxler in 37 seconds at the weekend, the Kilbarrack fight favourite will take on Spanish opposition at the same venue she lost to Spaniard Mary Romero.

While Maribel De Sousa‘s 1(0)-9(1) record isn’t as eye-catching as Draxler’s 9(1)-13(8) slate, the away fighter is known as one of the toughest journeywomen in Spain.

World title hopeful Harvey welcomes the challenge and is confident she will register a second February win.

“I am glad this opponent is tough,” admitted the Dubliner

“That is what I want. My fight the weekend gone didn’t last long, but the opponent was credible, had plenty of wins on her record and deserves respect. I think it lasted the length it did because I had a point to prove and when I saw an opportunity [to end the fight] I took it.”

“I am not worried about her [De Sousa]. I know my coach wouldn’t send me into a fight I am not capable of winning. I can’t wait, it’s all good!”

The popular fighter brought vocal support to Belfast on Saturday, but expects the, by now, infamous ‘Harvey Wallbangers’ to be out in stronger force as she returns to her home town on February 25th.

“The fans that were there the last time in numbers and they’ll  be back with more people.”

Also featuring on the Luke Keeler v Lewis Taylor undercard in Dublin will be Allan Phelan, Eric Donovan, Chris Blaney, Craig O’Brien, Stevie Collins, Connor Coyle, Jay Byrne, Steve Collins Jr, and debutant Thomas Finnegan.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

Tickets for ‘Unfinished Business’ cost €40 (unreserved) and €60 (ringside) and are available from the boxers involved on the bill.


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