ANYONE that see’s Daniel ‘Insane’ McShane’s insane ring walk knows the prospect isn’t lacking in confidence.
To enter the ring in such unique, brash and brazen fashion you can’t be self conscious or filled with self doubt.
However, if the undefeated fighter, whose ring walk includes Hannibal Lecter attire, had TV villain style confidence going into his previous eight scraps he has super hero confidence ahead this weekend’s Night of Champions dust up.
The 20 year old was awarded the Eddie Shaw Memorial Trophy earlier in the year and claims emulating the likes of Martin Lindsay, Carl Frampton, Martin Rogan, Neil Sinclair and Eamon Loughran has shot his confidence through the roof.
“Winning the Eddie Shaw Memorial Trophy was an absolute mind blower for me,” McShane told Irish-boxing.com.
“I wasn’t expecting that one bit. Every single name that’s on that Trophy has either won a World or a major title, so to get my hands on that and for the Boxing Board of Control to believe that I, like those fighters, can make it to the top is mind blowing. It’s boosted my confidence and sent it through the roof. it’s just what I needed, it gave me a massive lift.”
The Eddie Shaw trophy isn’t all the ticket selling Irish title hopeful has to smile about at present. The infectiously enthusiastic prospect has recently become a Dad and claims the new responsibility will be key as he attempts to move from novice to contender over the coming season.
“I absolutely can’t wait to be back after the short break. I took time off because my girlfriend was pregnant. I have a new born son Cáiden, which is another boost.
“It’s also great to be back fighting on home turf as my last fight was in Hungary. I am very honoured to be where I am. I turned professional as an 18 year old kid and now I’m 20 with a family and my own business. I have eight wins and not one loss as a professional boxer, I couldn’t ask for a better lifestyle at the minute.”