PERTH based Dubliner Darragh Foley becomes the latest Irish fighter Down Under to challenge for the a title.
The 25 year old challenges John Ford for the WA light-welterweight belt at Metro City this afternoon (Irish Time).
Foley secured a title shot after just two fights, both of which ended by way of stoppage in his favour, but is eager to progress up the ranks quickly and certainly isn’t into ‘gimme’ wins.
“After my last fight I broke my thumb and needed surgery on it. They said they’d get me a nice little four rounder to get back into it but I said no. I don’t want any more of these four rounders against these journeymen, they do nothing for you. I don’t want to be one of these guys 15-0 and you delve a little deeper and you say, ‘hang on a minute this guy’s got a losing record, this guy’s been stopped 15 times, this guy’s been stopped 20 times’,” he said before revealing he knows Ford well from sparring.
“Ford’s a good fighter, I’ve sparred him in the gym, probably 50 rounds with him, so I know what he’s about. He’s a tough fighter. But I’m tough, I’m tougher than he is, I’m stronger than he is, and I’m looking forward to proving it.
“I always had my eye on the winner from the Ford-Ogilvie fight because it’s at the same weight and it’s for the State title.”