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Meli goes into biggest fight of his career blind

Alfredo Meli will go into the biggest fight of his career this weekend blind.

The undefeated Belfast puncher drops down in weight to fight Sam Sheedy for the vacant light middleweight Commonwealth title in Sheffield on Saturday night.

Victory could seriously change the trajectory of full time mechanic’s fight career, however in typical laid back fashion the Mac Man claims he hasn’t studied his foe.

Indeed, the 25 year old, whose last clash was a highly entertaining draw with Conrad Cummings, is adamant he won’t watch the English fighter, whose only lost in 17 came against Navid Mansouri, pre fight.

“I haven’t watched him and I won’t watch him,” Meli said when speaking to the Irish News.

“I didn’t watch Cummings, I haven’t watched any of my opponents. I know he’s a southpaw and he’s awkward, but all southpaws are awkward. I fought plenty of them when I was amateur, so I have that knowledge in the bank.

“I know it will be a good fight and I’m confident I’ll come out with a win.


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years