Hearn will be back in Belfast in September despite Dudey loss
By Jonny Stapleton
Paul McCloskey’s surprise to defeat to Demarcos Corley won’t stop promoter Eddie Hearn returning to Belfast on September 8 with a ‘mega’ Irish card.
Hearn spoke of his fab four before last weeks exciting fight menu and discussed his intentions of putting together bigger shows. He had hoped to host a ‘Dudey’ world title tilt, a Carl Frampton/Kiko Martinez European clash, a Jamie Conlan British title challenge and an eliminator for Martin Lindsay on the same mouth watering fight menu.
McCloskey’s stoppage defeat – suffered at the gloves of 37 year old ‘Chop Chop’- could have put paid to the monster card, but Hearn insists he plans another Belfast fight night in September.
Armed with a new star, Prizefighter winner Eamonn O’Kane and the aforementioned local talents the Matchroom boss is confident of putting on a successful show. The Matchroom boss also hinted at a possible Anthony Fitzgerald and Joe Rea middleweight dust up.
Speaking in the Kings Hall after last weekends Prizefighter Hearn said-
“O’Kane will be one of the big stars on the September 8 card. We have to speak to Paul and see what his minds set is. He has to spend some time with his family. Frampton will be on a massive fight there. Eamonn will be on a big fight on that bill. Martin Lindsay looked amazing tonight and Jamie Conlan we want to get out. Also there is a couple of other fights we want to make. Joe Rea and Fitzgerald I was gutted we didn’t get to see that. I though Joe looked good and if he can stay focused maybe we will make the fight with Fitzgerald.”