Eddie Treacy [4(2)-0] gets nervous when discussing the Irish title.
Not because he is wary of any of the increasing number of possible light middleweight challengers, but because green strap victory has always coincided with the end for the Bray fighter.
The St Teresa’s graduate turned over with an Irish title dream, that domestic honour is his Holy Grail and he claims once it’s won he could very likely say ‘good luck’ to the sport.
As a result when the Irish title and the current healthy state of domestic light middleweight boxing are raised, the entertaining banger gets a little uncomfortable knowing he doesn’t want the journey to end, but also aware he may exit stage left if he fulfills his main career ambition.
“The Irish title is the end title for me,” he told Irish-boxing.com.
“That’s my world title. If I got that too soon that could be me ‘good luck lads’. I want that for my mantle piece in my gaf. Once I had that I’d be happy with what I achieved.”
Considering he is the early days light middleweight with a domestic win to his name – Tracey stopped Owen Duffy in Cork this Summer – Treacy looks to be in BUI Celtic title pole. If the Wicklow warrior secures that title on Celtic Clash 10 then it’s most likely Irish title fight next.
If Treacy was to stay true to the Irish title exit plan then there may be only two fights left, but that won’t prompt Treacy to avoid fights with the likes of Graham McCormack, Cillian Reardion, Dominic Donegan and so on.
In fact ‘The Honeybadger’ looks forward to them.
“I know you keep asking me about Irish fights and Celtic titles and that, but honestly I am game for anything.
“I’ve said from the start I want to entertain my fans with good fights, I want those domestic fights, I want the domestic titles, I want the good scraps, but I don’t want to be going around calling them all out like I am some big shot.
“I’ll leave the talks and making the fights to the team. From my end it’s simple I will fight any of them. I am game for anything once a fight is there I will jump in and have a knock. All I ask is that I am kept busy.”