SHAUN MCSHANE is confident of toppling his conqueror, Eddie Doyle, when they go to war tomorrow nigt at Motherwell’s Alona Hotel with the Scottish super-lightweight title on the line.
McShane, a 36-year-old Lettermacaward native now based in Glasgow, lost controversially to Doyle when they met for the belt back in March.
Most observers that night believed McShane to have been the winner, but the former Dungloe ABC puncher was denied his moment of glory.
The problem that night was that one of those who didn’t go along with the public perception was the referee, Victor Loughlin, who awarded the bout to Doyle on points, 96-95.[adrotate group=”86″]
McShane was stung that night in the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility but, after defeating Syria’s Youssef Al Hamidi in Grangemouth in May, the Donegal man is gunning for a title he believes to be his this week.
“I’m as ready as I’ll ever be, I’ve made the weight comfortably and I’m really looking forward to getting into the ring,” McShane (4-3-1) told Donegal Sport Hub.
“I’ve been training really hard for this one and haven’t had much time off lately.[adrotate group=”85″]
“I know that he’s the home fighter here and I’ve to go and do all I can to make sure that I don’t leave it in the hands of judges or referees.
“I’m ready for this and I don’t see any reason that I won’t lift the belt this time.”