Humble Jono Carroll hoping for a big fight next

Jono Carroll [19(5)-2(0)-1] would like a big fight next but is happy just to be enjoying his boxing and trusting the process.

As one of the best talkers in Irish boxing ‘King Kong’ was never afraid to beat his chest and drop names. Indeed the talk-things-into-existance merchant used his vocalchords as much as his fists to work his way into big fights and garner attention.

However, having returned to winning ways in Spain late last month, the vibrant southpaw was preaching a stay humble message and revealed he was happy just to be active.

The fighter, with the potential, history, and character to be a name in an exciting division would like a big fight next but is happy just to be busy trusting another big opportunity would present itself.

Speaking to KO Media the former world title challenger said:

“I’m hoping to get a big fight next. If not I’m just going to try stay active, keep my head down, stay in the gym, always learn and stay humble.

“To be honest I am just enjoying the whole process and the journey right now, it’s fun. I have just been so dedicated the last couple of months. I have nothing coming up and I have been on it since Christmas,” he said before refusing to follow his normal name drop policy.

“I have no call outs right now. I just want to stay humble. I am on cloud nine right now.”

The 28-year-old was genuinely in the moment minutes after his victory and was delighted just to have gotten a fight at the Clue Sga Heredia in Malaga.

The fighter who some argue excels in the spotlight to his credit had no issue with appearing on an out of sight, out of mind card.

“I will take this, a win on the main event in Malaga. I am just happy to be on this card with all the crazy pandemic stuff going on. I am just happy to be out and staying active. I owe my management team a lot they have done all they could to get me on this show. It was a nice little surprise to be main event.”

Carroll was always expected to defeat the previously undefeated Romic Airapetean but did manage to score only his fifth career stoppage.

The buzzsaw operator suggests there is more to come in that regard, indicating he is making power a major part of his makeup.

“I have been working on a lot of power in the gym and not just fast-speed shots. We have working on sitting down on shots and I am increasing my power.”

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