Casey hopes big names are duped by his second career loss
By Jonny Stapleton
WILLIE Casey claims defeat to Andreas Evensen in Denmark last month might help secure him a major fight this year.
Not quite the natural order of things, as big victories usually earn you big fights and title shots.
However, Big Bang claims the blemish on his record might dupe the super bantemweight big guns into think the Limerick fighter is past his best and prompt them to agree to trade leather with the former undefeated European champion.
Casey was content with how he performed away from home when he challenged for the vacant WBA International featherweight title. The popular Southill slugger said he could have stopped his Norwegian opponent if he hadn’t been holding back in a bid to ensure he made it 12 rounds for the first time.
His record, however hides such details and portrays only the hard facts, a Casey reverse. But the ubber positive former world champion is determined to look on the bright side and believes the big red L posted beside his most recent fight might just be the green light that prompts some big names to get back in touch.
“I am not happy to have lost. I could have picked it up a little earlier on. Maybe I was worried about running out of steam as it was my first 12 round fight, but I will take the positives out of it. I went 12 rounds for the first time and I felt comfortable. I could have done a 15 rounder. He looked bruised and battered after the fight. I hadn’t a mark. I could have upped the pressure and I think I would have stopped him. You have to look on the bright side though. A lot of names where avoiding me of late and when they see this loss n my record they might miss intrepid and be eager to fight me.