10 June 2009 – By Mark Doyle
The proposed light-middleweight showdown between reigning Irish champion Neil Sinclair and John Duddy has yet to be finalised.
According to Duddys manager, Craig Hamilton, the two parties have yet to reach agreement on either the split or the venue, with the challenger hoping that his first outing since a shock points defeat by Billy Lyell will be in his hometown of Derry.
As a result, there is still every chance that Duddys next outing will in New York, against Hector Camacho.
However, Hamilton remains hopeful that a deal can be made with Team Sinclair.
It’s not all about money but professional fighters fight for money and at the moment there is plenty of scope for negotiation, Hamilton is quoted as saying by The Belfast Telegraph.
But the fight with Sinclair is one that I like and it’s one that John wants, and, of course, if it was in Derry that would be very appealing, added Hamilton.
This is boxing and we have to do the best for John. So we’ll see what happens over the next few days.