TJ Doheny glad following fight night delay

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TJ Doheny [15(11)-0] knows Ernesto Guerrero [22(15)-19(13)] will provide awkward opposition, but the World title hopeful is more than confident he will get the job done this weekend.

The undefeated southpaw fights for a second time under the Murphys Boxing banner when he tops the annual Monster Brawl card at the Memorial Hall in Massachusetts on Saturday night.

In the opposite corner will be ‘Molito’ Guerrero who has faced a number of contenders during his six-year career.

The 27 year old, who hails from the border town of Agua Prieta has invariably been beaten when he makes the step up and was stopped by current IBF super bantam champ Jonathan Guzman as well as former Carl Frampton foe Raul Hirales, and Doheny’s promotional stablemate Ryan Kielczweski, as well as going the distance with recent IBF bantamweight title challenger Ivan Morales.

The World-ranked PABA champion, who has relocated to America from Australia, hasn’t gone as far as to predict a knockout, but he is confident he will defeat a fighter with the same amount of stoppage wins as he has had fights.

“I’ve watched footage on him he looks a little awkward but nothing that I won’t be able to take care of,” The Laois fighter told Irish-Boxing.com before talking about topping the bill.

“I’m top of the bill but I don’t find it any different. I’ll be going there in with the same objective and won’t put any unnecessary pressure on myself. I know what I’ve got to do and I’ll get it done.”

The 29 year old was due to fight on September 17th on a card that included Spike O’Sullivan Steve Collins Jr, but saw his clash put back to October.

Doheny admits to being frustrated upon receiving the last minute news, but on reflection has taken positives from the delay.

“It was a little frustrating when my fight was put back because I want to be as active as I possibly can,” he continued.

“But now that I look back at it I’m glad it was, as it gave me a bit more time to make the transition and adapt to a different coach.”

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