Allan Phelan [7(4)-2(1)-1] believes he can stand out from the crowd this Saturday.
With 34 pro fighters set to trade leather in the National Stadium on the ‘Celtic Clash 2: The Rising’ card, more boxers than ever before on a pro show in Ireland are fighting for the spotlight.
Phelan isn’t screaming for top billing, but is confident if he performs to the best of his ability he can make an impression.
“Obviously you want to get in and look good. I want to show my ability and try and look explosive on the night. Maybe get in and get out.”
“It might be [hard to stand out] there are so many fights on, but I know if I perform to my abilities I can make an impression,” the Kildare man told Irish-Boxing.com.
Phelan ended a 27 month ring sabbatical last time out. He returned after a long hiatus in February on the Red Corner ‘Unfinished Business’ card with a win over Johnson Tellez at the National Stadium, but claims his approach for this bout is different.
“The last fight was about rounds, I wanted rounds. I needed rounds,” he continued.
“I wanted the four rounds in the bank, so I didn’t stand I just boxed and moved. After a few rounds you feel sharper in the next camp.”
“I didn’t take much time off because I was meant to fight in April and I feel myself I am one thousand times sharper stronger and fitter than the last fight and hopefully people see that this Saturday.”
“I have done everything in the gym and worked hard for this fight so I should have a chance to stand out. “
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