Graham McCormack challenges Jordan Latimer to back up online talk in the ring


Graham McCormack hopes Jordan Latimer will be as active with his fists as he is mouth if the pair do fight this year.

The Limerick fighter and the Manchester-born-and-based Sligo-raised boxer have been sniping back and forth online and it seems the pair are set to fight this December

Youngster Latimer, who was forced to withdraw from Ireland’s Last Man Standing through injury, has teased that he has signed a contract for an all-Irish fight – believed to by with McCormack on a soon-to-be-announced Assassin Boxing show in Mayo at the end of the year

It’s certainly an intriguing derby dust-up and one that will entertain if ‘shite talker extraordinaire’ Latimer can back up his online talk claims Boxing Ireland’s McCormack.

Indeed, ‘G-Train’ isn’t just promising entertainment, he has promised his loyal following that they will celebrating a Limerick win come December.

“I’ll be honest, if he fights as much as he talks, I see it being a good fight to watch,” McComack told Irish-Boxing.com.

“Hopefully he will back up the talk and come to have a war. We all know I love a war so, if he does, he will be sorry. Either way he gets stopped or beaten on points but I will be 4-0 and that’s a promise.”

The fight has yet to be officially announced – in fact the show has yet to be announced – but McCormack is confident it will take place.

“[Latimer] mailed me a few weeks ago and asked me did I want to fight him so I said to Stephan Sharpe could he make the fight. It makes sense both of us are undefeated why not,” he added before discussing the online back and forth.

“We had a bit of banter online. I’m sure he’s not a bad bloke behind it all but he talks some serious amount of shite. I’m a humble fighter but I also like the banter. It builds a fight so I’m looking forward to it all.”

McCormack has been value for money since he turned over and has been improving under the guidance of Eddie Hyland. After banking three wins he feels its time for a step up and admits 20-year-old Latimer [2(0)-0] offers him a chance to test himself and make a statement of sorts.

The Yeats County man is certainly keen for domestic fights having signed up for Ireland’s Last Man Standing, agreed to face Eddie Treacy on the cancelled JB Promotions show in July, and having defeated Jade Karam in his second fight back in May.

This appeals to McCormack and the 31-year-old admitted that “it’s definitely a fight I want.”

“I want to test myself and step up every time I fight. I feel it’s the step up I need right now and I’m 100% confident I will beat him. I haven’t seen much of him but what I have seen is enough for me to have a game plan I can execute to beat him.”

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