The lightweight prospect fights for the fourth time on the Ireland’s Last Man Standing card on Saturday March 3rd and, while he isn’t part of the tournament which offers €25,000 for the winner, he hopes to catch the eye.
Indeed, ‘Big Vic’ has TV star aspirations and is hopeful he can grab some air time to build brand Rabei on a night he believes is step one toward bringing big time boxing back to Dublin.
“I’m over the moon to be in such a big show. I think it will be a night to remember and one that will bring big time boxing back to Dublin,” Rabei told Irish-Boxing.com.
“Assassn and Red Corner have done a tremendous job to bring TV back to professional boxing. I’m very excited to be fighting on their show and cannot wait to put on a good performance.”
“Hopefully I get a bit of air time, I’ve spoke to the guys and it’s looking that way. But I’m not fully sure yet, we’ll find out on the 10th of January.”
The Moldovan-born Dublin-raised prospect singled out his ambition before he even threw a punch last year by calling out some established names and went on to produce three solid performances.
However, after getting a taste for the pro game, the St Michael’s Inchicore fighter claims he is hungrier than ever and wants a domestic title fight in 2018.
“I’ve been back training full time since Dec 27th. But I have been tipping since my last fight. I got a few days off for the holidays which was really nice! But couldn’t stay away too long, I’m back hungrier than ever.”
“2018 will be a very busy year for me! I’m looking to get as many fights as possible and a few fights abroad. Hopefully get a Celtic title fight with someone from Dublin.”
In a bid to impress on a March 3rd card that will be broadcast on TV, ‘The Chisinau Cyclone’ Rabei wants to make step up and hopes for a better level of opponent following some hard fought wins over the likes of game journeymen Chris Adaway and Damian Lawniczak.
“We haven’t gone over any opponents yet, but I want a step up. I think I’m ready to move up in the quality of opponents and get good fights. They are the sort of fights that attract TV and get people interested. But I’ll sit down with my management team and come up with a plan and opponent.”
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