Good news for his legion of fans in Ireland is that unbeaten Light welterweight prospect and former Irish amateur ace, Dean Byrne returns to Dublin for a Dolphil Promotions event at the Citywest Hotel on 30th January.
Unbeaten ( in his 14 pro fights – with 6 wins by KO), Dean left his London base earlier today to travel back to Dublin, for the contest in which he is set to fight a yet to be named opponent.
Dean is managed and trained in Los Angeles, USA by ‘Trainer of the Year’ Freddie Roach at his Wild Card Gym, where he regularly sparred with Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan amongst others, has been training with Barry Smith at Johnny Eames’ Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, in London.
The globetrotting ‘Irish Lightning’, who has already fought in Australia, America and Ireland, has already proved his championship credentials, having won the Australian Light Welterweight title on just his fifth outing, and now is intent on making his mark in Europe and challenging for either an Irish or British title in the near future.
Taking some time off from a gruelling final sparring session shared these thoughts, especially for benefits of new fans in Ireland whom he is looking forward to meeting in addition to renewing past friendships : “I’ve no idea of my opponent as yet, I’m sure he’ll be a decent opponent as it’s a Dolphil Promotions show on the 30th January.
I’m ready, the last couple of weeks I’ve been training at the Ultrachem TKO Gym in London where Barry Smith has been helping me out a lot.
I’m 14 and O with six knockouts, I’ve been a pro five years now, had two years of inactivity due to injury. I’m ready to fight now and have no injuries. I’m feeling strong and I’m ready to step up to another level and get some title shots.
I’m ready to go now, you know, I’m really looking forward to the fight.”
Dean’s coach in London is Ultrachem TKO’s upcoming young trainer Barry Smith, who has worked with many of Johnny Eames’ world class stable.
Barry Smith, who has coached Dean for his last two Dublin fights, spoke of his talented charge, “Man, I think he’s brilliant, he’s a great prospect and has a great future ahead of him. He’s got all the tools. He just does it, he’s a delight to work with. He trains hard, he wants it. He’s always in the gym, he enjoys his boxing. He lives the life. He doesn’t go out celebrating after a fight, two days after he’s back in the gym.
He’s just so professional and he knows what he wants and he knows where he’s going and that’s real good.
. On the 30th he’s gonna do the business, Irish Lightning’s gonna strike.”
Final word from ‘Irish Lightning’ : “I also want to thank all my supporters and any new fans I have, and those that want to become fans, to get down to Citywest Hotel and see Irish Lightning strike up a storm in Dublin on January 30th.”
Also featured on the show are Paulie Hyland, Robbie Long, Ian Tims, Michael Sweeney, Oisin Fagan, Anthony Fitzgerald, and Mark Heffron with others fighters still to be agreed.
For tickets call Dean ‘The Irish Lightning’ Byrne on 0851 077634 or via the usual Dolphil Promotions sources in Dublin. More comprehensive information of the Dolphil Promotions card and full ticketing details when available.