Sean Duffy plans to leave the Feile crowd wanting more

Sean Duffy  [1(1)-0] is confident he will leave Feile fight fans wanting more.

The Keady fighter has been handed a dream slot on the #MTKFightNight at Feile an Phobail and whilst he isn’t in one of the higher profile fights he still plans to make an impression. 

The lightweight prospect believes he laid down an entertainment marker when he finally debuted at the Ulster Hall earlier this year and is ready to build on that in front of a larger crowd this coming Saturday.

“When people tune in and see my style of fighting, they’ll be looking to see more I don’t mind standing in the pocket and potentially getting hit, because I can give it as well as take it,” Duffy said. 

It is a massive opportunity to impress on a massive stage for the novice pro, but the increased audience and exposure doesn’t bring with it increased pressure.

Duffy claims having that his debut performance means he goes into the Feile clash that bit more relaxed.

“In my debut the fans were going there to witness what I’ve got, well now they know I can punch and I’m involved in plenty of action.

“It means there is not as much pressure in this fight, and I like the thought of competing in front of bigger crowds,” he adds before expressing his delight at appearing on the ESPN+ and BY Sports broadcast card.

“It’s an honour to be part of the Feile festival and this is an amazing opportunity. You see it every year with different events and music artists, so for them to have a boxing show on it is brilliant because it’s all part of our culture and ties in together.”

Duffy is part of a massive card at Falls Park, that is main evented by Michael Conlan facing the toughest test of his career so far when he takes on Diego Alberto Ruiz.

A huge bill also includes Luke Keeler vs. Luis Arias, Alfredo Meli vs. Araik Marutjan, Paddy Gallagher vs. Chris Jenkins for the British & Commonwealth welterweight titles, Padraig McCrory vs. Steve Collins Jr for the Celtic super-middleweight title, Sean McComb vs. Renald Garrido, Olympic hero Paddy Barnes, Dennis McCann, Callum Bradley and Dee Sullivan.


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