Two fights or a title for Luke Keeler

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It could be a busy few months coming up for Dublin middleweight Luke Keeler [10(5)-2(1)].

The Ballyfermot fighter has been out of the ring since his knockout loss to Tom Doran in a Fight of the Year candidate in April. Cool Hand has a date confirmed for November 5th on the inaugural Red Corner Promotions ‘Inception’ show, but Keeler could also be back on a Matchroom card in the near future where he will look to show off a new style.

The 29 year old looks to have a slot on the the October 22nd ‘Bragging Rights’ card at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. If the bout on the Frankie Gavin v Sam Eggington-headlined show comes off, Keeler will box in a six rounder at the National Stadium two weeks after

However, if the Celtic Warrior Gym puncher sees his berth on the Birmingham show shelved, he will get to fight for a minor title in Dublin.

Speaking to Irish-Boxing.com about his unsure schedule, Keeler described how “I have been frustrated waiting on a date. I will know this week if I am fighting on October 22, but we have been given dates over the Summer that didn’t materialise. I have November 5th lined up and they are talking about a Celtic Nations title fight with a Welsh fighter.”

“They offered to Irish fighters, but by all accounts they wanted mad money. If the October fight happens, the Stadium fight might not be for a title. They are worried I might get a cut or that and don’t want to risk investing in a title fight. I don’t see that happening, but they are the promoters.”

Despite the frustration regarding lack of regular fight action and the disappointment of the recent defeat, Keeler claims he is a great mood and explains that “things are going well and I am feeling great. I have been in the gym working and I feel great, the twins are sleeping too so everything is that bit easier.”

For Luke Keeler’s fight in Dublin on November 5th, 10% of his ticket sales will go to the Rory’s Wish to Walk campaign and these can be bought from the Celtic Warrior Gym in Corduff.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish).

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie