Champ Glenn Irvine: I will be taking the title back home with me!
CSFC middleweight champion Glenn Irvine picked up his second consecutive finish in Doncaster back in July, submitting an experienced veteran in Marcin Prostko in the first round. For the second time, he’d also travelled over from Belfast and upset the local fighter in front of their home crowd.
“It felt amazing winning the title, especially when I stopped the defending champion in the first round,” the Next Generation Northern Ireland fighter told us.
Travelling away for the fight and picking up the victory always tastes that little bit sweeter. Despite Irvine taking on the locals, he’s started to build himself a solid reputation in South Yorkshire due to his outstanding performances, and the fan base is building. He looks forward to putting on another good display for the packed Doncaster Dome crowd next time round.
“I’m really looking forward to coming over in December and defending my title. The CSFC promotion is great. I feel so relaxed when I’m there and the Doncaster crowd are always amazing, great fight fans!”
You might assume that back-to-back finishes via knockout and submission would leave the Belfast man pleased with his performances, but he’s returning with a point to prove. Despite his flawless record with the promotion, he still feels that he can impress the fans even more.
“I haven’t even showed a fraction of my skill set yet and what I’m capable of but that will all come,” he offered.
On December 2nd, hard-hitting Irvine takes on currently unbeaten foe Matt Pepper in his first title defence at CSFC 19. Pepper has heavy hands a pro boxing record on top of his MMA resume. However, Glenn has seen Pepper’s previous encounters first hand and won’t be fazed by the Scunthorpe slugger.
“People say his two wins were very impressive, but then again you’re going to look good against lesser opponents,” Irvine stated. “So when he faces me, he’s not quite facing the same level of opponent.”
Irvine’s confidence is high. He’s on a good streak and Doncaster has been exceptionally kind to him in his last two fights.
Carrying the belt to the cage, he’ll do his best to make sure he leaves with it too and had this prediction for the Doncaster faithful.
“I see me winning the fight. I will be hunting for the finish. He’s just not gonna have what it takes and I will 100 percent be bringing the title back home.
“Be ready for another explosive fight.”