Healy open to renaissance battle-but no Sweeney deal made

August 19 Jonny Stapleton

Ciaran Healy wants to gatecrash Michael Sweeney’s European title party, but claims a September 10 Irish light heavyweight title fight between the pair has yet to be confirmed.

Healy is more than willing to put his belt on the line against his fellow renaissance man and believes victory could see him replace Sweeney as European light heavyweight champ Eduard Gutknecht’s potential October challenger.

However, the Belfast man stressed no deal has been made and negotiations never progressed passed the first contact stage.

If the bout does go ahead the 36 year old, who has departed with two impressive knock out victories from his last two trips to the irish ring, is confident he could stop the Ballinrobe man, who himself seemed rejuvenated in his recent Mayo clash with John Waldron.

“Jay Morris’s people talked to me about that fight over a month ago, but I haven’t heard anything since,” said Healy to www.irish-boxing.com.

“I said yes of course . I would fight him on the 10th in Brighton if they get to me and make an offer. It would be a cracking fight. Michael and I have always got on with each other , but this is a business he needs my title and I am willing to put it on the line. I am confident I can win be it on points or via stoppage. If I beat he hopefully I can start talking about European title fights then.”


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