O’Kane Ok despite accident and will fight in November

By Jonny Stapleton

EAMONN O’Kane will be back in ring action in early November despite being involved in a serious car accident over the weekend.

The Derry prospect flipped his jeep on Saturday evening and suffered injury to his elbow, hand and had five staples placed in his head.

However, manager Francie McNicholl moved to quash serious injury rumours.

Despite early concerns for his promising boxing career the Commonwealth Gold medallist will return on a Matchroom Show as early as November.

The Dungiven fighter was scheduled to the Kell Brook under card next weekend and obviously had to withdraw, but will fight again this year and is serious injury free.

“The truth is Eammon is ok,” McNicholl told Mirror Sport. “He had a nasty accident. He flipped his jeep and got a scare, but all his scans have come back ok. He had staples in his head, but no real damage. He hurt his hand and elbow, but all scans show no serious damage. We are looking at him fighting in November and moving him on as planned. He was due out on the Kell Brook undercard and we had a test lined up for him there, but obviously he won’t be on that show now. However Eammon is ok and will come back as strong as ever. It is not as bad as people are suggesting.”

McNicholl also looks after the affairs of Paul McCloskey and claimed contact has been made with team Marcos Maidana after the Argentine’s successful WBA world title defence over the weekend.

The world champions representatives continued to sing off the money talks hymn sheet and claim they will grant Dudey as  second world title tilt if the a tempting offer is made.

“The situation is as it has been reported. Marcos will come here If the money is right. He see’s Paul as a viable opponent, but he has every right to look for the best offer. The bottom line is he will go wherever makes financial sense. We will make our offer this week.”


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