By Jonny Stapleton
Willie Casey will no longer fight on the under card of Tyson Fury’s latest Commonwealth title defence, but despite being upset is determined to focus on the positives surrounding his latest set back.
‘Big Bang’ was hoping to explode on the consciousness of American and UK fight fans by shaking up and defeating the man with the Elvis inspired name, Kid Galahad in the chief support bout to Fury’s clash with Neven Pajkic live on Channel Five.
However, the undefeated Sheffield prospect pulled out of the fight with a hand injury.
Casey was meant to take a six round keep busy fight further down the card as a consolation prize, but confirmed to Mirror Sport yesterday he was off the fight menu all together.
The former European champion is upset he has to divert from the world title defeat recovery plan he meticulously mapped out, but is keen to remain optimistic.
He believes he will get a chance at the Hennessy Promoted fighter in the New Year and is content in the knowledge he got another Belfast based training camp under his belt.
“I am very disappointed with the fight being called out. It is hard to put in all that training and have no fight at the end of it. I was confident I would have beaten Galahad and we had worked hard to ensure we achieved that,” Casey told Mirror Sport.
“It isn’t the best of news but all you can do is look at the positives. I stayed up in Belfast training until today. So I have another good camp under my belt. I worked hard and learnt loads more. We are making progress and I am delighted with the results. We are also talking about re scheduling the fight for January 28 so I will get a chance to face Kid then.”