REA WANTS TO SETTLE FITZY DIFFERENCES ON SEPT 22 SHOW
By Jonny Stapleton
JOE Rea wants to settle his much publicised differences with Anthony Fitzgerald in the ring on Matchroom’s September 22 Belfast card.
The Belfast fighter and the Inner City Dub have been trading verbal blows for a year now and Rea is keen to trade blows of a more damaging kind with the fighter he holds genuine contempt for.
Sugar Rea certainly isn’t sweet on ‘Fitzy’ and is keen to ‘shut’ up a pug he claims is ‘all talk’.
“If I am honest at present I feel hate for the man,” Rea told Irish-boxing.com.
“He is all talk. Who has he ever beat or fought? He is still talking about European and World titles even after he got beat in his first fight in Prizefighter. The Irish public want this fight. A fight wit Fitzy is bigger to me than Prizefigher because its personal.”
The Irish public are the only ones that want to see the fight it seems. The man that matters most, Eddie Hearn is keen to see the grudge match according to Rea and he is confident if ’The Pride’ is keen the bout will be made.
“Eddie Hearn said publicly on few occasions he would love to see the fight happen. Eddie said if we didn’t meet in Prizefighter he would make the fight on his next Belfast show. Eddies is a man off his word, he promised me he would put me on Prizefighter and he did .I am sure he will make the fight but I don’t think Fitzgerald wants to fight me. He knows I would box them big ears off him.”