Eamonn O'Kane steps up IBF middleweight world title bid

Northern Ireland middleweight Eamonn O'Kane
Northern Ireland middleweight Eamonn O'Kane

Dungiven boxer Eamonn O'Kane will fight Tureano Johnson of the Bahamas in a bid to become the mandatory challenger for the IBF middleweight world title.

O'Kane, 34, defeated Derbyshire's Lewis Taylor in Lavey last month to retain his IBF Inter-Continental belt.

The majority points win boosted the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist's hopes of fighting for the vacant IBF middleweight world title.

A venue and date for the bout against the 33-year-old is yet to be confirmed.

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