Darragh Foley reveals big fight plan


Darragh Foley [16(8)-3(0)-1] believes he has ten fights left in him and the Blanchardstown light welter plans to make the most of them.

Now 30 years of age, Foley rebounded from his December loss to awkward prospect Akeem Ennis Brown with a win at the weekend over Indonesian journeyman

Back on the horse, the Sydney-based Dubliner is targeting big fights in the near future – either in his adopted homeland or on this side of the world.

Foley rose to as high as #5 with the WBA through the Oceanic boxing scene and was involved in rivalries with the likes of Czar Amonsot and George Kambosis.

However, back home, there are domestics brewing.

Foley has rubbed Belfast’s Anto Upton up the wrong way especially, while Tyrone McKenna is also another option – with both boxers having separate feuds with Ohara Davies. Then there is fellow Dubliner Phil Sutcliffe Jr whom he shared a minor back-and-forth/misunderstanding with last year – although ‘Succo’ is said to be relocating to Down Under himself.

The Fingal fighter has no preference and is just keen to return to big fights.

Foley told T2T Boxing that “I’ve got to speak to [management team] MTK Global about what’s next and I’m sure they’ve got plans to get me back into big fights very soon. I’ve got my mojo back!

“I’ll be back in camp over in Boston [under coach Hector Bermudez] for a big fight soon enough. MTK Global have a lot of super lightweights on their roster and I’m right up there.”

“I might have one more fight in Australia and then build up into that big fight back in the UK but I’ll see what my management company tell me to do.”

“I’m just a fighter and I’ll go when they ‘go’,” he added before reiterating his 30-fight pledge.

“I always said I’d fight 30 times as a professional and that was my twentieth so I’m looking forward to enjoying these last 10.

“I want to thank everyone for sticking by me. I’ve still got this.”

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Jonny Stapleton

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