Duddy primed for pivotal fight

10 September 2009 – By Cormac Campbell

John Duddys manager Craig Hamilton has told irish-boxing.com that he believes that the Irish middleweights bout with Michi Munoz on October 10 is among the most important of his career.

Duddy returns to action on the Top Rank card at Madison Square Garden after a surprise points defeat to Billy Lyell in April and although there has been much talk of a contest with compatriot Andy Lee, Hamilton insists that the Derry Destroyer is solely focused on the task at hand.

“This is an extremely important fight in John’s career,” he told irish-boxing.com. “He wants to reestablish himself as a viable contender in the middleweight division and this fight is the first step towards that end.”

Hamilton also revealed that Duddy, 26-1 (17KOs), will be splitting his training camp for the eight-round fight against Mexican Munoz, 21-3 (14KO), between Ireland and America.

“John has been training in Ireland and will conclude his training in New York,” he explained. “He comes back to New York next week and will train with Harry Keitt.”

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