Manny Bique on Belujsky: “He should ask himself who he’s fighting”
Manny Bique’s journey into professional boxing has not been an easy one.
The Carribean fighter, highly decorated as an amateur before moving to Ireland six years ago, was due to turn professional in 2015.
A series of unfortunate events halted his progress at that time.
As a result, the Dublin-based Dominican is not afraid to accept challenging fights in an effort to progress his career faster.
On October 7th, he will make his highly-anticipated debut against Cork’s Vladimir Belujsky [0-0-1] on Red Corner Promotions ‘Champions Elect’ card in the National Stadium.
At one point, Bique thought that his chance of a pro career may have slipped away, but, on Saturday night he is ready to go to war with Belujsky and put his career firmly back on track.
“A lot of people have asked me if I know who I’m fighting but I don’t care who I’m fighting. He should ask himself who he’s fighting against,” Bique told Fighstore Media.
“I believe that I was born to be a fighter. I’m a fighter in and out of the ring. It’s very easy for me to get in the ring and have a fight because it’s a part of my culture.
“Especially when you come out as a winner, it will be a huge accomplishment for me. It proves that all my training and hard work that I put into it paid off.”
The super-middleweight expressed his disappointment when Belujsky failed to appear to the Red Corner Promotions ‘Champions Elect’ press conference last week. He told the press in attendance that his opponent didn’t have the ‘guts’ to turn up.
It later emerged that the Mitchelstown boxer had travelled to the UK to spar Chris Eubank Jr. ahead of his World Boxing Super Series quarter final against Avni Yildrim.
Bique is trained by two-time Olympian and double European bronze medalist Mick Dowling, and quickly garnered a reputation in the gym as a big hitter. He is confident that he will make an immediate impression against Belujsky.
“I’m mentally and physically prepared. I’m very lucky to be surrounded by so many good people. Those people are the source of energy that’s brought me to this point in my career. By myself, I wouldn’t have made it so far.”
The ‘Dominican Destroyer’ vowed that he would ‘go on a hunt for foxes’ should he defeat Belujsky on Saturday night.
Belujsky drew with Anthony Fox [1-9-4] on points when he made his debut in March. Bique has already marked him out as his next opponent.
“I will come to him. I want to hunt him. I’m calling him out. Let him know that I’m coming for him when I beat Belujsky.”