‘He Knows I’m Game’ – Paul Ryan ready to answer Eddie Treacy’s Call

 Paul Ryan [5(3)-0] is more than willing to answer Eddie Treacy‘s [5(2)-0] call.

The Dubliner increased his record to 5-0 thanks to an impressive stoppage win over Alexander Zeledon on a Fight Zone broadcast card in Essex on Saturday and immediately after let it be known he wants to fight the ‘The Honey Badger’.

Upon reading Ryan call out Owen O’Neill [8-0] and suggest a Celtic light middleweight title fight, Wicklow’s Treacy told Irish-boxing.com he’d happily fight the Pete Taylor trained fighter.

“I saw Paul Ryan calling for Owen O Neil for the Celtic Title at light middle. I’d take the fight with him for the Celtic Title no problem if he wants it. Like I said to you guys before I will fight anyone once I can put in a decent camp,” the Bray fighter told

That proved music to Ryan’s ears and the 23-year-old European Youth medal winner responded positively via Irish-boxing.com.

“Fair play to Eddie he’s obviously in the same boat as me he knows the domestic lads out there don’t really want a real fight, he knows I’m game and he’s obviously game, so hopefully we can get it across the line this year,” he said.

A Treacy – Ryan fight is certainly one that could generate fan excitement but with neither being promotionally aligned at present finding a home for it may prove difficult.

Dennis Hobson express an interest in signing Ryan post Saturday’s win and could offer a platform for a possible title fight although the Dub doesn’t care where it happens or what show it plays out on once a domestic title is on the line.

“I’m not fussy I don’t think he’d be too fussy either,” he says when asked about where it could happen. “Once it made sense and I think we both deserve it to be for the BUI Celtic at a minimum.”

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 sport for a living for 19 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