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Tony Senior: I am ready for any domestic champion

TONY Senior claims he is ready for any of the Australia’s domestic champions ahead of his Punchbowl dust up in Sydney this week.

Senior, one of a number of Irish punchers on the way up Down Under, fights for the first time this year and the seventh time as a pro on Saturday night alongside fellow Irish fighters Tj Doheny, Darragh Foley and Gearoid Clancy.

The 29 year old former Crumlin amateur has stopped five of his six opponents to date and would be expected to have his hand raised against Pramool Boonpok on Saturday.

The durable Thai might not represent the toughest of tests, but Senior believes he is ready for the best Australia has to offer.

“I think there’s still plenty to work on you never really stop learning in boxing, but personally I think I’m ready for any of the current domestic champions. In saying that I’ll just leave it up to the team at Bodypunch and hopefully take my opportunity when it comes my way,” Senior told Irish-boxing.com.

Saturday’s fight is ‘Misdemeanors’ first at welterweight. The former middleweight is open to fighting at light middleweight, but is testing the waters at the lighter and possibly more attractive global weight class.

“I’ve been making the light -middle limit with relative ease so we are happy to experiment with things a little. That doesn’t mean a permanent move to welter if the right opportunity presents itself we can take it be it at welter or light middle,” he added.

With just one victory from 17 fights Boonpok shouldn’t threaten Senior’s undefeated status, but the fighter of Jamaican and Dublin heritage isn’t expecting an easy ride on Saturday.

“My opponent is tough and rugged Thai who has twice gone the distance with 2012 Olympian Cameron Hammond, and most recently Commonwealth games representative Mark Lucas. I don’t like to make predictions just that I plan on moving forward with another victory. I don’t care if it comes by KO or decision once my hand is raised.”


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