Roe hoping lightning strikes twice on Thunderdome card

Dublin’s Bernard Roe is hoping lightning strikes twice as he goes to work on the Thunderdome bill this Saturday night.

The 24 year old made an impressive start to pro life comfortably outpointing Zaurs Sadihovs over four rounds and dropping the dangerous Lithuanian in the second stanza in Liverpool less than a month ago.

Roe returns to the City with his followers this weekend and is planning a similar display when he trades leather at the Grand Central Hall on a show promoted by Andy Ayling and Double A Promotions.

The novice pro knows nothing about his Latvian opponent, who debuts on the card, but is confident he will put on a show for the traveling fans.

“I don’t really know much about my opponent he’s another Latvian he’s based in Derby and he’s making his debut. So in that regard he’s an unknown, but the way I’m feeling I’m ready for anything that comes at me and I’ll be looking to win in style,” he told

Roe isn’t keen to go all Mad Max come Thunderdome time. He has been working on curtailing his excitement levels when he is in the heat of battle.

“I’m delighted to be back out so soon I’d like to be out as often as possible for the first few months so it’s great to stay so active. During my last fight and in the gym since then I’ve adapted better to this new pro game. I’m using my head more and not getting to excited when I land a good shot,” he added before talking about his fan base.

“The reaction from everyone (after my debut) was great the fans that came over from Dublin for the fight were crazy and there’s a good crowd coming over again the weekend. It’s great knowing that many people are behind me.”


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