New QBL Super Middleweight signing Joe McCann say’s he cannot wait to lace the gloves back on and step through the ropes next Saturday night, as he prepares to make his debut in the UK’s premier boxing league.
The 27-year-old from Eastbourne will make his league debut at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey on Saturday April 9th on the undercard of the sizzling Reisser Edge Of Glory promotion headlined by the national Super Middleweight title showdown between old rivals Terry Russell and Artur Gorka, and although its been five years since McCann last threw a competitive punch, he's confident he’ll make it a winning start to his QBL campaign.
McCann was last in action back in 2011 when he last competed as an amateur, but after being hooked on the league’s high octane nights of boxing on British Eurosport the Eastbourne stylist decided its was time to return to the ring and make his mark in the countries toughest boxing competition.
“I’d seen lots of the Queensbury shows on British Eurosport and seen plenty of stuff online about it, so I decided to try out for the show and got in, said McCann.
“It’s been a while since I last boxed competitively but I’m really excited about this opportunity to compete on such a big stage and I can’t wait to get in there now”
McCann first took up the sport as a teenager to keep himself on the straight and narrow after getting himself in to trouble, and after building himself back up to fitness after rigorous training sessions in the towns Asterix gym, McCann feels more than ready to go.
“ When I was younger I was a wayward teenager and boxing really helped to get me back on track and gave me that discipline and focus I needed, and now that I’m training hard I feel in great shape and ready to win.
McCann will face Brighton’s Andy Murataj who also makes his debut on the show, and after facing the Brighton man already in his audition to win his place in the competition; McCann knows the fans are going to be in for an exciting fight.
“I boxed Andy at the shows trials and he’s a very strong come forward fighter who will be coming to fight, continued McCann.
" Andy seemd to like to mix it up close in and was very aggressive, so I know he's going to come after me and throw lots of shots to the body"
“ This is not going to be an easy fight for me but if I stick to my boxing and stay focussed I know I can out box him and secure the win”
McCann’s debut will take place next Saturday night in the Oaks Arena at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, and for further information on the night log on to www.queensburyboxing.co.uk