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:
Ya little midget remember what I did to u not to long ago as for fun I left u like a Mexican rabbit last time I got u with your 2 little short arms on u now let teams make this fight and stop excuses! U got called out and u getting all hyper about it just get it on— John Joe Nevin (@johnJoeNevin) June 23, 2020
Jono wants again stop looking excuses I'm asking u to fight me and u say I dont deserve it u fucking retard u given some joke a shot next who fuck do u even think u are u beat deco and quigg on his way out, a small little French man beat u and Eddie hearn told u to your face to— John Joe Nevin (@johnJoeNevin) June 23, 2020
Lol u didnt deserve it the audience didny get a show they got a little baby crying in the corner after he got 2 or 3 punches so u want to avenge that bring it on short arse 😂😂 I bet u from post to post act like a man be treated like a man and that's what I did to u 😂😂😂— John Joe Nevin (@johnJoeNevin) June 23, 2020
😂😂😂ask your dad mate he knows all about that I 😂😂 once again short arse fight me see thing with me Is I know I can beat u cause I have done already but u are scared cause u know I'm to big and strong for u and that scares u 😂😂😂— John Joe Nevin (@johnJoeNevin) June 23, 2020
😂😂 oh yes a man now who only fights people he knows he can beat 😂😂😂 ya fucking shirt arm short arse midget go train for this bum and keep that chin tucked down😉 I'm sure he saw what I saw that night when the little French man destroyed u how can u even call that a draw 😂— John Joe Nevin (@johnJoeNevin) June 23, 2020
Mate iv had injuries issues as I'm sure u know so I cant be judge for easing back into from being told I never walk again to back now calling out u lol my last fight I stepped up a level maybe not to the level u got beat up but I stepped up to your level now let do this please 😉— John Joe Nevin (@johnJoeNevin) June 23, 2020
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.