More Pressure No Problem for Danny Keating

Danny Keating [4(3)-0] claims the pressure is on to perform this Friday night.

The Cork prospect populates the Lewis Crocker-topped Conlan Boxing card at the Ulster Hall this weekend.

The fight is the former Australian-based boxer’s first back in Ireland since he turned over and he wants to put on a show for his family and friends as well as the locals.

However, considering he fights Jack Ewbank [4-1], an English fighter with a winning record, ‘Danny Boy’ can’t just focus on looking good, he has to concentrate on securing the win first and foremost.

“The opposition has gone up a level for this fight,” Keating told Irish-Boxing.com.

“I’m fighting a 50/50 fight on paper with a guy with a winning record. I feel there’s gonna’ be pressure, but I believe the pressure will bring out the best in me,” he adds.

Fighting at home may come with some pressure but it also brings a sense of excitement. Keating says his Irish debut has been a long time coming and he is relishing the chance to fight in front of home support.

“Fighting back home on Irish soil means so much to me. I’ve been waiting a long time to get the opportunity to fight at home and now it’s here.”

“It’s gonna be a massive feeling fighting in front of all my family and friends. Also the show has sold out so I’m sure the crowd will be electric.”

The Ulster Hall-hosted fight is also the DDP Sports fighter’s second under experienced coach Tony Davitt and he notes how “I’ve had another great camp under the watchful eye of Tony.”

“When I got the opportunity to fight on such a big card, I packed up my bags and moved up to Dublin to train full time with Tony.” “I’m forever grateful for what DDP has done for me. I believe in the new year coming DDP Sports will be a big name all across Irish boxing.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com