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Darren Cruise is aiming to make May a month to remember as the Roscommon middleweight prepares to place his name firmly on the boxing radar.

Not only is Cruise scheduled to appear in his home town on May 26th as part of RedHawk Boxing Promotions' Rock 'N Rumble show but on May 5th Darren will compete with eight domestic rivals for the coveted Prizefighter crown.

Taking place in the historic King's Hall, Belfast, the first ever Prizefighter to be held in Ireland is an exclusively all-Irish line-up and Cruise is aiming to carry the esteemed trophy all the way back to Roscommon.

"I really can't wait for May 5th, it's the opportunity of a lifetime for me and I'm not intending to let it pass," buzzed Darren.

"Training has been going brilliantly and I'm feeling great; in fact, I'm the fittest I've ever been. I've waited all my life for this, ever since my dad brought me into boxing at seven years of age. I respect all of the other competitors but I'm ready to go to war and bring the crown to Roscommon.

"I want to thank XLNT Signs for their support and to all my supporters that have pushed me forward along the way it is a great mental boost to know that I have such great support".

Red Hawk Promotions' Maria Ni Shiuilleabhain is equally as excited at the prospect of Darren Cruise competing in Prizefighter:

"We are feeling very confident in Darren's abilities and are looking forward to getting him into the ring on May 5th where his hard work will speak for itself," stated Maria. "Darren has been working extremely hard with his team in recent weeks. John Waldron and Finton Flynn have been putting him through a rigorous training regime and he has been getting some top class sparring both here in Ireland and in the UK."

A successful run in the exciting winner-takes-all contest will set Cruise up nicely for a Roscommon Rock 'N Rumble in The Hub venue on May 26th and a hometown event that guarantees entertainment both in and out of the ring. The show also features: John Waldron, Christina McMahon, Alan Donnellan, Stephen Reynolds, Michael Waldron, Brandon Peake, Finton Glynn and Willie Mitchell.

18/04/2012 00:18:22