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Confident former Quillin opponent next for Collins Jr

Steve Collins Jr [7(3)-0-1] returns to the ring next weekend, and the Castleknock light heavy will be faced with an opponent who has no respect for reputations.

‘The Wolfhound’ will face Mexico’s Jose Humberto Corral [19(12)-21(9)] on Saturday July 18th at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine, and the forty-fight veteran has layed down the gauntlet.

Corral confidently stated that “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to fight Steve Collins in Maine.”

“Sure he’s an undefeated prospect and son of a former world champion, but I’ve got way more ring experience, and you can’t teach that.”

The 35 year old from the desert province of Sonora joked that “if I had a peso for every time I got beat up by the son of a former world champion, I would have zero pesos!”

‘Olimpico’ predicted victory on the Murphy’s Boxing card, decreeing that “I look forward to showcasing my skills in the same building Muhammad Ali fought in and leaving with all the American boxing fans looking forward to me coming back.”

Corral was recently stopped in the fifth round by Murphy’s prospect Charles Foster, and also suffered a 2007 first round KO loss to former World champion Peter Quillin, however the Latino fighter should provide Collins with the stiffest test of his fledgling career to date.

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie