Unbeaten lightweight prospect Francy Luzoho (1-0) has claimed his fight this Friday [March 29] at the National Centre in Dublin will be a “show from start to finish”.
The charismatic Congo-born Dubliner was voted to have had the 'Irish Debut of 2018' – prior to the fight he had predicted he would have the best debut in Irish boxing history - after he stopped 6-1 Sam Jones within three rounds last summer. The Bournemouth-based boxer had won six from seven bouts and his only loss came via an injury, until Luzoho blasted through him in less than 12 minutes.
This weekend he faces another fighter with a winning record in Martin Quinn (2-1), over six-rounds at super-lightweight, as he looks to put on another performance to remember on Assassin Boxing's 'Clash of Titans' card, live on Irish TV.
Whilst there is no bad blood, the pair do have history, with Luzoho being one up over Quinn from their amateur days.
And the 23-year-old is confident that he will win again, this time in the paid code, with a performance that will leave fans remembering his name come the final bell on Saturday.
“Everything in the lead up to the fight has been bang on. I am telling you now, the fight on Saturday is going to be juicy,” he said.
“Me and my coach [Steven O'Rourke] have worked on a game plan and everything is set for fight night – it's going to be a performance to remember, mark my words.
“I said when I turned over that I wasn't in this game to hang around fighting knockover jobs, I want to test myself every fight and Assassin have produced yet again.
“I'm looking to impress more journalists, get more buzz around my name and show everyone what I am about.
“I've spoken before about how important it is to give the fans a show and I don't mean just in the ring but the whole thing. Your ringwalk, your performance right until you go back in the changing room.
“Huge thanks to my team, my coach, for Assassins Boxing for providing an opportunity, make sure you tune in. It's down to me to make the most of it and I am looking to do just that.”
'Clash of the Titans' will be televised live on TG4, headlined by a vacant Irish featherweight title fight between Eric Donovan and Stephen McAfee with further domestic dust-ups between light-welters Victor Rabei and Jake Hanney, a pair of super-featherweight bouts with Allan Phelan taking on Aiden Metcalfe and Kelvin McDonald facing Declan Kenna, plus two super-welterweight fights with Graham McCormack boxing Jade Karam and Cillian Readon clashing with Jordan Latimer.
The undercard also features appearances for Poleglass lightweight James Tennyson, Killarney super-feather Siobhan O'Leary, Kilmacthomas welterweight Dylan Moran, Swords heavyweight Paddy Nevin, Waterford super-middleweight Craig McCarthy, Jobstown super-bantamweight Carl McDonald, Smithfield welterweight Keane McMahon, Milltown light-heavyweight Kevin Cronin, Mayfield lightweight Thomas McCarthy, Clondalkin light-heavyweight Paul McDonnell, and Kildare light-welter Katelynn Phelan.
Tickets for the night cost €40 (general), €60 (ringside), and (€100 VIP) and are available from Ticketmaster.ie or Universe.com