Healy reiterates Hutchinson rematch desire: “I’m going to take his head off!”

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Gerard Healy [5(0)-4(1)] is back in training and is single-minded in his desire for a rubber match with John Hutchinson [7(1)-2(0)-2].

The Belfast slugger is hell-bent on a bout with the Donegal fighter following a loss he disputes and a technical-decision draw, with verbals continuing between the two till this day..

Healy spoke to Irish-Boxing.com over the weekend at the MHD Promotions ‘Another Level’ show in Belfast and said “hopefully I get a wee date here soon.”

“there were a few wee things in the family but everything’s clear now and I’m ready to go.”

“I started sparring there, I’m feeling sharp enough.”

“I’ve been sparring Decky Dalton, I’ve done a wee bit of sparring with Paul Hyland.”

The 33 year old has returned to boxing with one goal, a fight with the Buncrana Banger, and he outlined his desire for “two more fights to get the cobwebs off, and then I want Hutchinson.”

Healy explained that “there is serious bad blood, listen, it’s the biggest grudge match in Ireland at the minute so why not? The fans know what it’s about.”

“I want Hutchinson for the Irish title, I’m going to take his head off.”

“I know technically I’m a better boxer, and John is a nice fella, but when I get in the ring I hate his guts and he’s not going to get off lightly.”

“Ten rounds, for the Irish title, at middleweight, at light middle, I don’t care, as long as John is willing to fight.”

Healy believes the clash is the perfect bill-topper and envisions a St Patrick’s Day bonanza on an MHD Promotions card next year.

“Ten rounds, the Irish title, put it at the top of any bill and it sells out,” he claimed

“If me and him have a fight here, on one of Mark’s [Dunlop] shows, it will sell out. Buy your tickets because it is going to be an epic fight.”

“I would say, in the new year, February or March, hopefully St Paddy’s Day, we could fight for this Irish title and give the fans what they want – a war.”

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