Dominic Donegan claims Graham McCormack has agreed to Celtic title fight

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Dominic Donegan [5(1)-0] claims he has verbally agreed to fight Graham McCormack [5(1)-0] for the Celtic Title.

The Cavan fighter says he personally contacted his fellow unbeaten light middleweight to inquire about a Cavan Limerick BUI Celtic title fight pre his Celtic Clash 10 bout last weekend.

‘The Bomb’ told that ‘G Train’ was willing to pull into that station and agreed in principle to fight.

“I offered the fight to Graham McCormack,” said the Jonathan Lewins-trained puncher.

“I contacted him and said if I win tonight and the Celtic title is vacant then we should fight. He said ‘definitely’ but he didn’t think the Celtic tile would be vacant. I asked if I could make it happen would he and he said he would.”

While solider Donegan claimed McCormack was willing he did have his reservations. The Cavan man, who also took time to call out his fellow countyman Owen Duffy in Belfast on Saturday, pointed out there was a caveat.

According to Donegan, McCormack wants a cash offer to fight rather than taking a ticket deal.

“But then he said ‘if the offer was right’. Now, that’s the thing. The offer is the title. There will be no silly money. The two of us 5-0 and looking to kick on. I want it to happen he would be mad not to take it. If he wants to fight and fight for a title let’s make it happen.”

McCormack has recently been vocal about his desire to fight for the Celtic strap and feels he is the light middleweight in pole position to challenge for a title currently in the possession of Paddy Gallagher.

However, he has recently split from Boxing Ireland and has noted that the lack of shows in the South has slowed his progress.

Belfast is not really an option ticket wise for the Limerick man as it’s too far for his support to travel.

There has also been murmurs of a Munster show and a deal being struck with Cillian Reardon for the aforementioned title.


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