Duddy positive on Pacquaio slot

26 January 2010 – By Cormac Campbell

Irish middleweight star John Duddy has told irish-boxing.com about his hopes of appearing on the undercard of Manny Pacquaios clash with Joshua Clottey.

New York based Derryman Duddy was speaking after an impressive first round stoppage of Juan Astorga at Madison Square Garden last Saturday. And Duddy feels, after a difficult year in 2009 which included a defeat against Billy Lyell fortune will be on his side in 2010.

I’m over the moon after Saturday night, he enthused.

I started really fast and my timing and punches were just flowing from the bell. I stunned him with a good right and I never let him recover. I finished him with a solid left hook to the body.

The mooted slot on the undercard of Pacquaio vs Clottey at Cowboys Stadium on March 13 would appear to be the perfect opportunity for Duddy to secure a World Title shot but the Derryman, 28-1 (18KO) is refusing to count his chickens before they have hatched.

The fight on the undercard of Pacquaio vs Clottey isn’t finalized, he admitted. But I hope it works out. It will one of the biggest fights this year and the event itself is supposed to be massive. It’s a new stadium and their talking of about 75,000 people to attend it.

It don’t get much bigger than that!!!

With such a carrot dangling in front of him, Duddy is wasting little time in ensuring that he will be in tip top condition.

I’m back in the gym and looking forward to whatever is coming, he said.

If all goes well, I should be in action pretty often this year.

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