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Gaynor to use Murphy as stepping stone to Hatton

Liam Gaynor [9-1] believes he may just be able to tempt Campbell Hatton into a fight if he manages to defeat Colm Murphy [5(1)-0] to claim a domestic title.

It seems Team Gaynor heard Murphy’s recent ‘get in touch to get on‘ call, as a fight between the Dubliner and the recently crowned BUI featherweight champion has been made for the Europa Hotel and Saturday November 26.

The fight has already captured public attention and is earmarked as an extremely intriguing fight. It’s also a fight Gaynor is confident he will emerge victorious.

Having watched ‘Posh Boy’ end the perfect debut year with victory over Ruadhan Farrell in a BUI Celtic title fight on the August 6 Return of the Mick card, the Tallaght fighter claims he has seen weaknesses he can exploit.

“I fancy myself against him as his performance against Farrell I felt was a little sloppy. He still got the win but I feel I beat him if we got the go-ahead,” he said before the fight was officially confirmed.

Bolton based Gaynor has fought in Ireland since he defeated Krzysztof Rogowski in City West hotel in 2017 and again speaking before the fight was officially confirmed he admitted he wanted the fight to take place in Ireland.

“I would love for it to be in Ireland and have a homecoming for myself, whether that’s in his backyard or meet in the middle somewhere I don’t care,” he adds.

Murphy’s BUI Celtic title win should made him mandatory for the Irish title at featherweight. However, the fight wasn’t sanctioned for the green strap and it’s been confirmed as a BUI Celtic title defence. Murphy told Irish-boxing.com previously he wouldn’t mind if that was to be the case, while Gaynor, 24, was easy when it came to which of the two domestic honours would be on the line.

“Irish or Celtic title it doesn’t matter its another step up and then can move onto bigger and better things.”

Although it may not be deemed as challenging, a fight with Matchroom star Campbell Hatton would prove big. The Dub has called the Manc puncher out before to no avail but does think a title win may tempt the son of Ricky Hatton to risk sharing the ring with him.

“Campbell won’t bite but with the Irish or Celtic title in my hands he might take notice. That could be a fight for before the end of the year.”


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