Unbeaten Martin McDonagh (5-0) insists his amateur experience will give him the edge when he takes on fellow undefeated prospect Daniel Egbunike (4-0, 3 KOs) on Friday’s huge #MTKFightNight event at York Hall.
Kent puncher McDonagh, 24, and Londoner Egbunike, 29, clash on a massive card live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and also live on iFL TV, and McDonagh is extremely confident he will have the edge.
McDonagh said: “Us both being unbeaten gives the fight the extra buzz. I’m like most professionals in this game who want to win titles, but few are willing to put it on the line so early.
“In the amateurs I was boxing the best in the country week in week out, even sometimes world ranked fighters. I feel it’s more of a step up for him rather than myself taking in to account my amateur pedigree as well.
“It’s great to be on such a big card too, not only going out live on iFL TV but also being shown on ESPN+. Nights like this is what I became a professional for.
“I’m taking it one fight at a time, so we’ll get this fight out of the way and then I will sit down with my team and we will discuss where we go from there.”
McDonagh vs. Egbunike is part of a huge bill on Friday, that features an exciting battle between Ohara Davies and former world champion Miguel Vazquez, a British featherweight title clash between champion Ryan Walsh and Lewis Paulin, plus a mouth-watering super-lightweight war between Anthony Yigit and Siar Ozgul.
The likes of Donovan Mortlock, Bradley Haxell, Sam Gilley, Jack Ewbank and Quaise Khademi make up a solid-looking undercard.