Carroll and Nevin break out all the insults in heated social media spar

It got heated between two of Ireland’s top super featherweights this evening.

Jono Carroll [18(4)-1(0)-1] and John Joe Nevin [14(4)-0] didn’t pull any punches as they threw down online.

Nevin took to Twitter to question the opponent Irish-boxing.com has revealed Carroll will fight next, the Mullingar Shuffler questioning why ‘King Kong’ rebuffed his call out only to fight a fighter, that he feels would have problems lacing his boots.

The Dubliner initially made the point he was pushing for a world title and he didn’t believe a fight with the Olympian would help in that regard.

The recent world title challenger, who is looking for a fight with Carl Frampton, also queried whether or not the London 2012 medal winner would bring value in terms of profile.

However, responding online he was less logical, less polite and sparked a nigh on aggressive back on fort. The all action fighter, who defeated Scott Quigg in his last fight, labelled the WBA world ranked fighter a ‘wanna be boxer’.

One of Ireland’s greatest amateurs didn’t react too kindly and a strongly worded Twitter argument broke out.

An old spar was raised and Nevin called for Carroll to stop making excuses.

Carroll, 28, then queried his fellow Irish fighters resume claiming by the time he had four fights he had a beaten better opponents than Nevin has faced in 14.

And so it continued, you can take a look below:

The spat comes on the back of a number of super featherweight call outs. Eric Donovan name dropped both Nevin and Carroll in a long list of fighters he was willing to face earlier this summer.

Anthony Cacace has always made it clear he is open to all domestic rivals and Carroll then called out Frampton, who has his sights set on making super featherweight his third weight to win a world title.

It does appear the weight is in a healthy position to provide the first ever all Irish world title fight, although there is a lot still to be done for that to happen.

Still it’s a division that has the ingredients to provide some exciting derbies and Carroll and Nevin could well provide the first.

If the crossover name and the serial entertainer’s spat continues it could develop into a clash the public start calling for.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com