O'Meara aiming to end year on a high
PUBLISHED: 12:03 10 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:26 24 August 2010
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By Ziad Chaudry FORMER Dale Youth amateur Steve O Meara is aiming to end his first year as a professional on a high this Saturday at Brentwood. Since entering the paid ranks in April, the 24-year-old light-middleweight, trained by former European featherw
By Ziad Chaudry
FORMER Dale Youth amateur Steve O'Meara is aiming to end his first year as a professional on a high this Saturday at Brentwood.
Since entering the paid ranks in April, the 24-year-old light-middleweight, trained by former European featherweight champion Jim McDonnell, has racked up four straight wins.
In the last of those outings five weeks ago at York Hall, O'Meara came through a close but enthralling four-round ruck against Peterborough tough nut JJ Bird in front of live TV cameras.
O'Meara, who will be fighting in a six-rounder against an opponent still to be announced, has also been helping to sharpen stablemate and bill topper Darren Barker ahead of his Commonwealth middleweight title defence against Jason McKay.
"Training's been going well in the gym," said O'Meara. "I've been sparring with Darren and helping him prepare. I'm just concentrating on Saturday, getting that away and then having a mini-break for Christmas."
Meanwhile, John O'Donnell's big night in Nottingham last Saturday was scuppered when opponent Young Mutley pulled out of the eagerly anticipated British welterweight title eliminator with flu.
The British Board of Control were unhappy with Mutley's late withdrawal and will announce a new opponent and date for the Hammersmith boxer in due course.