Sweeney content not delighted with Corbett win
Michael Sweeney registered an return to winning ways on Saturday night defeating former Commonwealth cruiserweight champion Darren Corbett in front of a large Odyssey Arena crowd.
However whilst the Mayo fighter was more content than happy with the victory.
Sweeney jumped up off the canvas in round one to eventually out fight and out box the veteran Belfast banger, but speaking to www.irish-boxing.com after the bout didn’t seem to pleased with his display.
The former Cruiserweight Irish title challenger will spar with Mikel Kessler over the next few weeks and will return to light heavyweight when he returns to Ireland.
“To be honest I felt it was a close fight. I don’t want to criticise myself too much. He is veteran and a gentleman, obviously he is upset he lost. He thinks the knock down in the first round might have shaded it for him. I got hit and there was a slip involved, but I am a fighter and I don’t want to take anything away from him. He hit me and I went down. I am happy with the win. I know he is upset and feels it was close. I will wait till I watch it back to comment more,” Sweeney explained.
“The win is the main thing and I am back now. To be honest I am going back to light heavy and I am going to stay fit. I am off to Denmark to spar Kesller now and that will bring me on a good bit and when I come back ill be lighter.I respect Darren Corbett for what he has done and who he is, but I got the decision on the night and I am happy with that.”