Devine can have it if he wants it- I’ll punch his head in, says Carroll

Not only would Jono Carroll take on Micheal Devine he believes he would take him out of the pair were to meet again.

Devine, who Carroll beat in the Prizefighter final, makes his Irish debut on the FS Promotions and Ricky Hatton card on June 25 and the  man with big Wexford connections is said to have Irish title aspirations.

Indeed, according to the grapevine the 27 year old lightweight would love to fight ‘King Kong’ for the strap.

Carroll, who fights in Manchester this weekend, said he knows nothing of Devine’s plan, but claims divine intervention would be needed for him to lose any potential rematch.

Indeed, the switch hitting Pascal Collins trained fighter says he would stop ‘Chunky’ if they were to meet again.

“I didn’t hear anything about that fight, but no problem he can have it if he wants it. I would punch his head in and stop him,” Carroll told

“He has to remember were I was at when I beat him in the Prizefighter final. I wasn’t long off a 12 month lay off and had three fights before I won that tournament. He is lucky I didn’t stop him that night, by the time I got to the final my left hand was hurt and I couldn’t let it loose. Honestly I’d take that fight he can have it if he wants it.”

It’s safe to say anyone could have a go at the charismatic puncher, who has taken risks throughout his young career, if they wanted, Carroll suggesting he would fight anyone across three different weights.

“I would fight anyone, they can all have it if the want it. Any names at featherweight, super featherweight or lightweight. I’d take them all on. I would take Devine on let him know he can have it.”


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