Monaghan embarks on the tough road to the top
By Jonny Stapleton
Seanie Monaghan is ready to take the rough road to the top and warned his loyal following ‘there won’t be any easy fights from here on out’.
Navan’s Long Beach favourite, is in a hurry to secure title fights and he wants to challenge the kind of names that will help him sprint up the rankings.
The Irish title hopeful marks the first significant move up the career ladder when he tops his first card on June 14. Monaghan faces a yet to be confirmed opponent on the latest instalment of the Broadway Boxing series in the Roseland Ballroom.
The entertaining light heavyweight prospect is planning to put on a show worthy of its Broadway venue come June 14 and is eager for tough challenges as he moves on.
“I’m always determined to put on a great performance. I look back at earlier fights of mine, even just a few fights ago, and I can’t believe how much I’ve improved. I’m 13 and 0 now, ranked in the top 100 in the world and number 1 in Ireland, there won’t be any easy fights from here on out. I’m ready and willing to take on tough challenges,” Monaghan told www.irish-boxing.com
“Its pretty cool to be the Main Event, it shows that I’ve become a big enough ticket seller where promoters can build a show around me but I honestly don’t think too much about it. I’m just focused on winning my fight impressively, wether I’m the first bout of the night or the last.”
Not only is Monaghan topping his first significant bill he is competing in his first 10 round fight and could challenge for his first ever title.
“This will be my first 10 round fight and my opponent has gone 12 before so it should be a good test. There was supposed to be some kind of belt tied in with this fight but in the world of boxing nothing is guaranteed, as of now a belt is still a possibility.”
The American born Irish fighter has been looking to fight of the Irish title for nigh on a year and it seems he doesn’t have to look far for potential home based suitors.
Monaghan has been a name on the entire light heavyweight domestic divisions lips.
“I’ve got every guy in Ireland asking for a fight with me, and i understand they’re just trying to get paid like I’am, but they would regret calling me out once we got in the ring,” he added.
He may be a wanted man in Ireland and he may want to reciprocate, but Monaghan doesn’t think he will fight in Ireland anytime soon. Rumours of a possible Matthew Macklin Martin Murray fight in Dublin did give the Long Beach fighter hope, but slim hope.
“Macklin is signed with DiBella and we have a great relationship with the guys from DiBella and Brian Peters so i’m sure if they had something coming up for Macklin in Ireland it would make sense for all involved to put me on the undercard. I’ve got a huge family in Navan and my manager does in Kildaire as well. That combined with my traveling fans could easily sell a few hundred tickets if i fought over there. We’ve been trying to set something up but with the state of Irelands economy right now, there’s not much money available for me to travel out there and fight.”