By Jonny Stapleton
It was risky comeback fight with nothing on the line, but Willie Casey believes his clash with Daniel Kodjo had more championship quality than Carl Frampton’s Commonwealth clash with Mark Quon a week earlier.
The Limerick man, who turned down a last minute opportunity to face ‘The Jackal’ on the under card of Paul McCloskey‘s clash with Breidis Prescott, criticised the level of opponent his fellow Irish super bantamweight faced.
Big Bang also questioned the pre fight hype given to the Australian and stressed his first fight since loosing to Cuban sensation Guillermo Rigondeaux was a lot tougher than Frampton’s title fight.
Kodjo was certainly tougher and more experienced than Quon, but in fairness to the ‘Belfast Boy’ he agreed to fight European champion Kiko Martinez in just his eleventh fight.
Indeed when the Spaniard pulled out the fight scheduled for September 10 Frampton offered Casey, Rendell Munroe amongst others the chance to battle it out for continental honours to no avail.
“I seen a fight last week. It was a championship fight but it was nowhere near that fight I had tonight,” Casey said after his most recent win. “That was a championship fight out there tonight. I don
’t have to tell people names, but you know who I am talking about. I get the blame for it being a poor fight because I didn’t take it. There is good opponents out there like Daniel Kodojo willing to come over and put on a good show rather than bringing over bums and blowing them up before the get blown away.”