Dean Byrne wants Frank Warren to return the favour

By Jonny Stapleton

Dean Byrne did Frank Warren a massive good turn when he rescued a sinking show last October and the Dubliner wants the promoter to return the favour by securing him a rematch with Frank Haroche.

Byrne took a fight with the mad cap French man at less than 24 hours notice and  just a week after defeating Michael Frontin after Irish welterweight champion Frankie Gavin pulled out last minute.

Irish lightning’ filled in for the AWOL Gavin but couldn’t steal the British stars thunder and ultimately lost his undefeated record.

The former Wild Card gym member, who endured more bad look when his March 16 fight was canceled after the Kenny Anderson v George Groves card was postponed, now wants a Haroche return. He is confident he would stop the French fighter if he had a proper training camp under his belt.

“I am sorry I took the fight at 24 hours notice. I had no preparation whatsoever. I have a family to think and I took the fight knowing I was supporting them and to make sure we had a nice Christmas. I did Frank Warren a favour. I took a gamble and it didn’t pay off. Hopefully I will get the favour returned. I want a rematch with Haroche. I am a much better fighter than him and with time to prepare I know I could make up for the loss and knock him out,” Byrne told

“My 0 is gone now, but it is not how I lost it that is important it is  important I come back stronger. I want to keep busy this year and I would love a title before the year is out.


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