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Fryers fancies Foley fight if Hogan homecoming happens

Larry Fryers [11(4)-5(3)-1] says he would love a scrap with Darragh Foley [25(9)-4-1]and sees the rumoured Dennis Hogan homecoming as the ideal home for what he predicts would be a Dublin – Monaghan war.

A Hogan homecoming has been a massive topic of conversation since the Kildare man defeated Sam Eggington to claim the IBO world light middleweight title in Australia last Saturday.

The 37-year-old, who has never fought as a pro in Ireland, is exploring Irish options and is said to be in talks with Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan with regard to a fight on Irish soil.

If that does transpire, New York based Fryers has an undercard suggestion. ‘Lethal’ believes a fight between him and Ausrtalian based Dubliner Foley would prove ideal.

“If Dennis Hogan gets his homecoming I would love a scrap with Darragh Foley on it,” Fryers told Irish-boxing.com.

“Darragh is a quality operator and I would love to dance with him.”

It’s a dance that would entertain predicts the Monaghan native and ‘Super’ Foley fan.

“I’ve seen Foley fight on a few occasions and he is my kind of guy, he is a warrior and comes to fight. I believe we would put on one hell of a fight, it would be action-packed.”

Like Hogan, Fryers has never fought as a pro in Ireland and says fighting at home would top appearing at some of the iconic venues he’s been fortunate enough to fight at.

“Fighting at home would mean everything to me,” he adds. “I’ve been blessed to have fought in Maddison Square Garden, the Barclays Center and in Vegas but I would trade them all to fight at home.”

Fryers has been called out by young Dub Ryan O’Rourke of late, and let it be known he’d fight the Star prospect stateside.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com