Casey I have the hunger back and I am ready to devour Booth
BY Jonny Stapleton
WILLIE ‘Big Bang’ Casey is hoping to explode back onto to the super bantamweight big time by convincingly beating former British and Commonwealth champion and English fan favourite Jason Booth in the Stadium of Light on July 15.
The Limerick southpaw challenges the former World title challenger for the WBA European super-bantamweight belt on the ‘Summer Rumble 2′ card and believes a win over the well known veteran will help him secure a bout with one of the divisions big names.
The former European Champ and Prizefighter winner says he has the hunger back and he looking for an opportunity to devour the likes of Kiko Martinez, Scott Quigg, Rendall Munroe, Carl Frampton and Kid Gallahad.
Both Gallahad and Quigg used Booth to cement their place as elite domestic fighters and the Southill slugger plans to use the Nottingham fighter to secure a world ranking again.
An excited Casey claims this is a clash he is not prepared to lose.
“This is a very big fight. Jason Booth is an experienced fighter and he has fought at the highest level. I am looking for a big convincing win over him to put me back in the mix. I am not prepared to lose. I can secure a WBA top 15 ranking by winning this fight. Quigg and Gallahad proved a bit to tricky for Booth, but a fight with me will prove different. We are both similar in style and I am expecting an all action fight. I have the hunger back and I am happy in the McCullough’s gym in Belfast and with my promoters Emerald Promotions.
I know a win here will put me back in the mix,” Casey told Mirror
Casey’s all action tear up predictions are surprising since he has tried to refine his approach of late. The Limerick fighter, however claims he will be more grit than guile come July 15 as he blends the best of the old and new Willie Casey to make a title winning fighter.
Casey feels he could have stopped Andreas Evensen last time out despite the fact the Norwegian fighter inflicted only a second defeat on the popular Irish man.
“You will definitely see more of the old Willie Casey this time round. Last time out I lost a fight the old Willie Casey would have won by knock out. I was disappointed I didn’t step up and apply the pressure. I am delighted with what I have added to my game but I failed to take an opportunity and that won’t happen again.”