Steven Wilcox looks to spoil St Patrick’s Day in Sydney
Aus-Boxing March 13, 2018
STEVEN Wilcox believes that fighting in front of a boisterous Irish crowd celebrating St Patrick’s Day will work to his advantage.
The 27-year-old Wilcox (18-2-1, 5 KOs) will face Sydney-based Irishman Darragh Foley (14-2, 8 KOs) in the main event of the second installment of the Johnny Lewis Fight Series. Despite the odds against him, the Canadian fully expects the big-punching Foley to get caught up in the occasion.
“We have sat down and watched a bunch of his fights and he is no easy opponent, but he is not a great boxer, he’s a swinger,” said Wilcox shortly after arriving in Sydney. “He actually makes his fights a lot harder for himself, because he fights to impress the crowd, and doesn’t fight for himself,”
“This is a massive fight for both of us as the winner goes to the next level and of course he’ll have the crowd on his side. But I’m not going to worry about them, whereas he’ll be desperate to please them. I’ve watched him do it in his fights, while he’s doing that, I’ll be outboxing him.”
At stake in the main event are a pair of WBA affiliated regional titles, being Foley’s WBA Oceania bauble alongside the WBA NABA strap owned by Wilcox. The winner will be well placed to launch themselves towards higher honors.