British Challenge Super Lightweight Champion, Kieran McLaren, has said he won’t be boring ahead of his first title defence against Michael Mooney at Fenton Manor Sports Complex on Saturday.
The undefeated lightweight (9-0) won the belt at the same sports complex by way of a narrow points decision last October against Plymouth hardman, Chris Adaway.
The Stoke-on-Trent boxer will fight Mooney for the second time in under year after McLaren won the first clash between the pair in May 2016.
”I think it’ll be roughly the same. We know what his game plan is and what he’ll come with. I’ve been working hard on things to improve on from the last time we fought,” he said.
“I’m just planning to go out and put a show on as usual, I don’t come here to be boring. I intend to put on a bit of a show and give the fans something exciting to watch.”
The 23-year old will feature for the second time on Ricky Hatton’s boxing show, entitled ‘Time To Shine’, and McLaren has hopes of doing exactly that as he fights in his home town.
McLaren said: ”I’m happy to be here again, it’s been quite a while waiting but I had a good Christmas, good training and I can’t wait to get in there now.
“We’ve got roughly the same number of people coming so hopefully tomorrow night they can take the roof off of the place like they did for the first fight.
“I’m hoping to put this place on the map now, it’s my time to shine I suppose. It’d be nice to put Stoke on the map now and make it more of a boxing area again.
”It’s a great opportunity, I can’t thank him [Ricky Hatton] enough for putting these shows on that are local in the area. So a massive thank you to him.”