20 July 2010
Perth based Irishman Declan Trainor faces a baptism of fire in his professional debut this Thursday as he clashes with former Australian amateur champion and Commonwealth game representative Jamie Bogavic in Sydney.
It is rare that two prospects are thrown together so early in their careers (Bogavic is 1-0 (1KO) yet those are cards that have been dealt and now both men have an opportunity to make their mark.
Speaking to irish-boxing.com ahead of the four round bout, Trainor acknowledged the quality of opponent he is facing but is confident of emerging victorious.
Jamie Bogavic is a former Australian amateur champion and boxed in the Commonwealths so he is going to be tough, he said.
But I believe I will win. The nerves havent kicked in yet they probably will before the fight. I have been training twice a day and am feeling very fit.
The bout will be Trainors first since suffering a fractured cheekbone in a semi-final victory in last years Ulster Senior championships. After such a long lay off it is understandable that he is raring to go.
Im really looking forward to getting back into the ring, to get the adrenaline rush again. My old injury isnt bothering me anymore and I am ready for this match.
The bout takes place on the undercard of IBO lightweight champion Leonardo Zappavignas, 23-0 (15KO) contest with Billy Sumba, 18-1-1 (4KO) at Assyrian Sports & Culture Club. The bill, which is being promoted by former World Champion Jeff Fenech, will be televised in Australia on Fox TV.