Coming off a handful of wins- after capturing the WBA Oceania Super Lightweight strap against Joebert Delos Reyes with a TKO victory in July 2016, Foley is quickly rising up the ratings- with another solid performance against Argentinian Sergio Eduardo Gonzalez in December. Provided he can get over Katiandagho on Saturday night, Foley is relishing the opportunity to get some big fights in the future- with names such as Ricky Burns and Czar Amonsot on the Irishman's hitlist.
"Ricky Burns is the weakest champion barring Indongo at 140 for quite some time, and I have all the attributes to starch him. I do however have to tip my hat to him he has had a stellar career and has displayed his massive heart many times over. I'm a fan but every mans time in the sun must come to an end- and I would love to be guy to help him onto his horse to ride off into the sunset.
When asked on what he thinks about an eventual clash with the tough and highly-skilled Amonsot, Foley was direct in his approach to the fight-
"Yes, any fighter that's ranked above me I have in my sights. I am sure that fight (Amonsot) will be made this year."
Speaking on his upcoming opponent, Foley assessed what Sonny could bring to the fight, and how he plans to deal with the Filipino's style.
"We have watched him as we watch any opponent. He has a good lead left hand to body and head however he over-relies on it and doesn't seem to have much in his backhand. Good on the front foot, not so good on the back. For a Pinoy fighter he is a solid, stand-up boxer as opposed to the wild hayemaker style you tend to see a lot- which suits me.
Victory is key as is the case in any fight but I'm looking forward to winning in style and breaking into the WBA top 10. I know I cannot afford anymore slip-ups. I have lost twice but that was down at lightweight- a weight i should never have been at. I am undefeated at junior welterweight and plan on staying that way for the foreseeable future."
All articles featured on the Australian Boxing Central website are written by Tai Tuiniua, and all interviews are conducted by Mark Franklin, unless stated otherwise.