Martin Quinn confident he will triump in the ‘fight of the night’


Martin Quinn believes he will win the fight of the night in the National Stadium tomorrow.

The Crumlin BC light welter is one half of five intriguing Clash of the Titans all Irish affairs and whilst he believes his clash with Francy Luzoho could beat the likes of Eric Donovan v Stephen McAfee, Victor Rabei v Jake Hanney, Allan Phelan v Aiden Metcalfem and Graham McCormack v Jade Karam to the fight of the night award, he is adamant his former amateur rival won’t be beating him.

The colourful character is expecting a motivated and aggressive opponent on what could be a breakthrough card for boxing outside of Belfast, but is confident he has the tools to handle whatever his fellow Dub throws at him.

“It could be fight of the night. Francy seems to want it as much as me. I’ll be glad to be honest because it gives me the chance to entertain as I always do,” Quinn told Irish-Boxing.com ahead of the big night.

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“I think people can expect a good entertaining fight from start to finish, but with my hand being held up at the end.”

“I think he is going to come out quick and fast and all I’ll say is I’m ready for whatever he has for me all night long.”

The duo, who like to entertain en-route to victory, have been rewarded with a TV slot. Thier six-round clash will open TG4’s TV coverage of the bout and the Crumlin BC fighter is excited with the prospect of showing the casual fan what he is all about.

“I’m delighted to be fighting on telly. I couldn’t be more happier,” he smiles.

“Me versus Francy will be worth the ticket money and worth the time people take to watch on the tele. Then again tele or not I’am still come prepared and will perform better.”

Luzoho got massive credit for his debut defeating Englishman Sam Jones, who came to the ring with six wins and one defeat, in his first paid bout.

However, Quinn, who fulfilled his second round KO win debut prediction, isn’t reading too much into his opponent’s first ring performance stressing most fighters have an added edge when the enter the paid ring for the first time.

“All debuts are meant to be your best. Your meant to look good it’s your first pro fight. If you don’t do something to stand out it’s not looking good for you long term.”

He does, however, give Luzoho credit for taking the step up to fight him in just his second pro outing.

“He deserves credit for taking the fight with me. Francy knows I’m a tough fight and fair play to him for taking it. We can go back and forward all we want the talking is done now we see who the better man is on the night.”

Tickets for ‘Clash of the Titans’ cost €40 (general), €60 (ringside), and €100 (VIP) and are available from the boxers involved or Ticketmaster (CLICK HERE).

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

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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: [email protected]