Danny Egbunike plans to shatter Martin McDonagh’s unbeaten record and race towards titles early in his career
The highly-regarded Egbunike (4-0, 3 KOs) steps up against Kent rival McDonagh (5-0) on a packed #MTKFightNight at York Hall on June 28 and is confident of making another significant statement in the Southern Area super-lightweight title eliminator.
As he prepares for the scheduled 10-rounder, Egbunike said: “I’ll be taking his ‘0’ and then hopefully I’ll fight for a title straight after that. I’ll fight for the Southern Area title or whatever title I can.
“I told everyone before my last fight that I’m here for belts and that’s exactly what I plan to do as soon as I can.
“I came back in good style but that was after a year-long lay-off. There is so much more to come and I’m about to shock the 140lb division.
“I know McDonagh is a southpaw and he was a good amateur. Lots of fighters were but it’s very different in the pros. We don’t need to do much talking – I’ll just let my hands go.
“There are a lot of differences between me and him – not just southpaw and orthodox. I’ll make it extremely clear on the night so people should keep their eyes on this fight.”
Joining heavy-handed Londoner Darko on the bill is a British featherweight title defence for the ever-popular Team Southpaw Jab member Ryan Walsh against undefeated Lewis Paulin, with a WBC world title eliminator between Chantelle Cameron and Anisha Basheel plus a potentially explosive super-lightweight clash between Anthony Yigit and Siar Ozgul.
Also appearing on a bustling bill at the home of British boxing is headliner and sparring partner [of Darko] Ohara Davies, who takes on former world champion Miguel Vazquez as he looks to blast back up the rankings.
The likes of Donovan Mortlock, Jack Ewbank, Bradley Haxell, Sam Gilley and more look to light up a lengthy undercard.
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