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Creagh: I am calling ‘puppet’ Rabei’s bluff – let’s fight June 24th

Sean Creagh says he will call Victor Rabei’s bluff and give the debutante the fight he has called for. 

Moldovan-born Rabei enters the paid game on Red Corner’s June 24th installment and laid down a verbal marker when last week he called out Sean Creagh and Stephen Carroll

Creagh isn’t too adverse to a call out himself and has name dropped fighters in the past, yet suggest the difference is he does it with conviction.

The Tallaght light welter, who did take offence to suggestions he would move weight to avoid the soon to be pro puncher, believes Rabei was reading off a Red Corner script and said he is more than willing to call the youngster’s bluff.

The Eddie Hyland-trained pro says he will fight the Red Corner-promoted fighter on the June 24 clash that is topped by two intriguing Irish title fights.

“I seen that Victor lad calling me out in that  pantomime interview he did. We all know he was told to say that.”

“Let’s be honest there was no conviction in what he said, you could see it in his eyes he didn’t believe what he was saying,” Creagh told Irish-Boxing.com.

“Basically his promoters told him to say that, they are trying to use my name to sell tickets and create a bit of interest in this lad. I don’t mind a call out, but when you don’t mean it and it’s fake, fans see through it.

“I tell you what, let’s see if he means it or not. I will fight him in the Stadium on his debut, scratch that, I’ll beat and stop him on his debut if he wants.”

“‘Move out of the way’ get a grip I won’t move for no one. I am giving him the chance to prove he meant what he said or is he a puppet.” he added before revealing he is ready to face fellow Dub Shortty Carroll in an Irish title fight.

“Other than that I think it’s time myself and Shortty got it on. We both want the Irish title, we both do tickets and we both come to fight. What more would you want.”

Creagh was speaking after ending an injury enforced lay off with victory over Teodor Nikolov.

‘Creaghzy Horse’ didn’t quite break into a full gallop against in his first clash since his November defeat to Tyrone McKenna, but was happy enough to rid himself of some rust and get back to winning ways.

“That was just about getting back in and getting the ring rust off. He was awkward and tough. I hurt him in the fourth and if there was another two rounds I think I would have got him out of there.

“I probably followed him around the ring a bit and wasn’t cutting the ring off, but I will work on that. I changed trainers now, I am working with Eddie Hyland now and I am really enjoying it.You have to just get the win against those lads. He is rarely stopped and you can see why. I was just coming back so you just have to take the win.”

Picture courtesy of Laszlo Geczo.

frayne carpentry



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