Brian Magee secures WBA world title fight
By Jonny Stapleton
Brian Magee has become the latest Irish fighter to secure a world title fight and will challenge for WBA super middleweight title before June 30.
The WBA interim champion will evoke his mandatory rights and will trade leather with the winner of this Saturday nights Koraly Balzay and Dimitri Sartison’s world title fight.
Team Magee, which includes manager Pat Magee and coach Bernard Checa will travel to Germany this weekend to put the final touches on the deal.
A specific date, venue or promotional plan has yet to be put in place, but the WBA governing body have ruled, that whoever emerges with the belt on Saturday has to defend against the former Holly Trinity amateur before June 30.
One of Irish boxing’s Renaissance men had hoped to secure a fight with former super six contestant Mikell Kessler, but will gladly settle for chance to become champion of the world.
Indeed claiming the title will ensure the sun won’t set on the former British and European champion’s Indian Summer and victory will mean at least one more major fight for the respected 37 year old.
“Brian Magee’s next fight will be for the WBA super middleweight title,” Pat Magee told Mirror Sports last night.
“We are off to Hamburg to discuss terms with the winner of Balzayv Sartison and will return next week with a date and venue. The fight has to take place before June 30 and both fighters are aware and have agreed to that, but we have to work out who promotes the contest, where it will be and exactly when it will take place,” Magee added.