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Paddy Gallagher predicts he will be too Mucha for his British title eliminator opponent

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Tamuka Mucha [15(4)-0] has jumped from the back to the front of Paddy Gallagher’s [10(6)-2(0)] mind.

The Zimbabwe-born Reading fighter’s name came up a number of times in recent years, but the BBBofC Celtic welterweight champion never really took note.

The undefeated former BBBoC Southern Area champ stopped Gallagher’s former Prizefighter foe Eric Ocheing and was the sparring partner of Tony Dixon in the build up to the ‘Pat Man’s’ sensational stoppage win over the Welsh puncher and therefore was a name the Belfast fighter recognised.

However, Mucha is now a name that means a lot more to the 27 year old as he now stands between Gallagher and a possible British title shot. The pair square off on Friday November 18th at the Wembley Arena in London and Gallagher told Irish-Boxing.com that “I don’t know too much about him. I first heard of him when he stopped Eric Ocheing a few months after Ocheing beat me so it caught my attention then. Then I heard he was Tony Dixon’s sparring partner for our fight. Our names have been thrown about a few times since and now this came together.”

“I will know all about him after we fight.”

The match-up isn’t a final British title eliminator, but victory would open a clear path to the Lonsdale strap for the John Breen-trained puncher.

Gallagher is British title-keen, but after winning Commonwealth gold ‘The Pat Man’ fancies fighting for the rainbow-styled profesional equivilent.

He admitted that “after this fight I’m not sure what will be next, maybe the British in the next few or even the Commonwealth. I would love to win the Commonwealth so I can say I won it amateur and professional.”

The West Belfast man caught the eye with his stunning stoppage win live on TV last time out and is excited about competing on the Channel 5-broadcast George Groves v Eduard Gutknecht undercard.

“It’s a cracking show in a cracking arena and on TV which is better again! It will be good to put on a good show and get the win of course. I am loving this fight and getting the opportunity. I thought this may have come at some point soon because of the BBBoC Celtic title I won and I’ve been ranked between 5-7 in Britain since then.”

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


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