Magee wins purse bids could he fight for a World title in Belfast?
By Jonny Stapleton
Nomadic fighter, Brian Magee could yet realise his life time ambition at home in Belfast after his Promoter won the rights to promote the 37 year olds WBA world title fight with Kalroy Balzay.
A bid of $287,700 made in Panama this week was enough to secure Pat Magee
promotional rights to the fight and he could bring World title action back to Belfast on either July 7 or July 14.
However, the promoter wouldn’t confirm or deny Belfast as a venue yesterday. He has previously stated his fighter as always, is open to travel and Denmark, where the former British champ has twice fought, is a strong possibility.
Pat Magee has 20 days to confirm a venue and the champions promoters have suggested Moscow, but the power lies with the former European champ’s team and Belfast is potential destination.
“It is a great result for Brian., I’m sure you will agree and it gives him a distinct edge time wise and location wise. I now have 20 days to produce the contract to Universum for signing. The contract is not for their approval, simply to sign in accordance with the purse bid outcome. Essentially identifying the venue and one of the dates submitted. Universum submitted Moscow,” Pat Magee told Mirror Sport Yesterday.
WBA interim belt holder Brian Magee may yet to have discovered the when and the where, but he knows who he will be fighting next.
Hungarian world champion Blazay provides the opposition, but Magee concedes he knows little about the man in plans to beat in July.
“I don’t know a lot about him, to be honest. I don’t study my opponents that much. It is something I don’t dwell on. I will just sort it out on the night. I know he had a tough fight against Dimitri Sartison in his last outing when he defended his title. He is a good boxer and very fit, but he is beatable and I believe I can get the job done,” Brian Magee explained.