Ger Healy to return and promises to KO John Hutchinson

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Belfast middleweight Gerard Healy [5(0)-4(1)-1] is to return to boxing, and has set his sights on a rubber match with long-time rival John Hutchinson.

‘Boom Boom’ Healy has not fought since last June, and had stepped away from the ring. The 32 year old told Irish-Boxing.com that he has been “missing the buzz of boxing and I’m ready to get back at it.”

However, Healy is only looking to make a brief trip back into the squared circle and explains that “my plan is for one more year at the boxing, then call it a day.”

With this limit in place, Healy is not looking to waste any time, and notes that “there are a few big fights for me in Ireland at light middle and middleweight.”

“Hopefully me and Hutchinson have a third and final fight for the Irish Title.”

“It’s a big fight that everyone wants to see.”

“I will put him to sleep next time with a KO.”

Healy and Ulster rival Hutchinson have fought twice before. Their initial four-round bout in 2012 was won by Buncrana’s Hutchinson – although Healy still disputes this 40:37 points reversal.

Their hotly-anticipated rematch over eight rounds in 2013 ended in a technical draw when a clash of heads left Healy with a nasty head wound requiring fifteen stitches. Afterwards the Belfastman was none too happy about the supposed accidental nature of the head clash.

The return also sees Healy rejoin old coach Sean McCullough, whom he describes as a “top class trainer,” and the popular Belfast man concluded by saying that “I hope all my fans can still come support me.”

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie