Darragh Foley’s World Title Roadmap


Darragh Foley [15(8)-2(0)] makes his entry onto the domestic scene tonight and is planning to take the world by storm.

The Dubliner has boxed the entirety of his pro career in Australia but headlines a BoxNation bill in Glasgow tonight.

Foley takes on Welsh fighter Chris Jenkins and is looking to use the bout as a springboard to even bigger fights.

Ranked #6 with the WBA [and #15 with the WBO], Foley has a twelve-month-plus plan that hopes will see him end up as a unified world champion.

First there is Jenkins tonight at the Emirates Arena, then another fight before the end of the year. Frenchman Mohamed Mimoune features, as does the winner of the October clash between Ohara Davies and Jack Catterall, before a massive fight versus the WBA-IBF champion whoever that may be.

‘Super Foley’ had previously called for a spot in the World Boxing Super Series. While this didn’t materialise, the Blanchardstown boxer has his eye on the winner that will hold the aforementioned world titles.

First though, it is the challenge of Jenkins and 29-year-old Foley notes how “Chris will bring it and so will I and we’ll clash in the middle of the ring.”

“It’s an Irishman and a Welshman clashing in Scotland. Everyone expects this to be a tough war so any other result will be a bonus but I always look for the jackpot.”

Foley is hoping to hit the jackpot in the ring and then the jackpot afterwards with the winner of the high-profile headline clash between Catterall and Davies in Leicester on October 6th.

“I’m looking at the top boys in the UK market now, them two are the top boys on paper,” he admitted before giving his prediction.

“It pains me to say it but I think that schmuck Ohara Davies wins. It pains me to say it but I think he wins.”

“I’d be looking for the winner, I’d even take the loser.”

Regarding Mimoune, a new managerial stablemate of Foley, he reasoned that “I’ve another fight before Christmas so why can’t that happen March-time or early next year, y’know?”

It all would lead to a title fight with the WBSS winner – Josh Taylor, Regis Prograis, Kiryl Relikh, Terry Flanagan, Eduard Troyanovsky, Anthony Yigit, Ivan Baranchyk, or Ryan Martin.

Foley outlined how “in 12 months time, ideally I’d like to have beat the top guys in MTK and be positioned well to fight the winner that comes out of the World Boxing Super Series for all the marbles.”

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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