Gerard Healy must be having ‘funny dreams’ if he thinks he can put John Hutchinson to sleep claims the Buncrana Banger himself.
Healy and the Donegal man have previous having shared the ring twice with Hutchinson winning their first bloodied encounter, while the second was ruled a technical draw after a clash of heads.
Healy this week not only signaled his intentions to rematch his old foe, but to knock him out.
Hutchinson, 30, who fights in Birmingham on a card that also includes Sean ‘Big Sexy’ Turner has welcomed the idea of a return, but did claim he was ‘sick of beating’ the Belfast man and claims the rematch will only happen if Healy can bring something to the table.
“Look there’s no harm in Healy, he’s just looking for a bit of attention. That or he had funny dreams that night and had trouble putting himself to sleep,” Hutchinson told Irish-boxing.com
“The truth of it is the only person he is putting to sleep is himself, fact.”
“To be honest I’m sick of beating and fighting him now we’ve boxed twice and he just can’t take it that he’s never going to beat me!”
“At the minute that fight does absolute nothing for me. He brings nothing to the table it’s like a backwards move, let him get a few wins put a belt on the line, then why not. I’d happily grant his wish and we can sort this problem out then once and for all.”
Hutchinson fights for the second time in two months when he trades leather in Tudor Grange Leisure centre on Saturday after a two year absence out of the ring and is delighted with the activity.
The new MGM recruit claims regular action will enable people to see him at his best.
“It’s great to be back fighting regularly with one of biggest fighting teams out there and as camp by camp goes by I’m getting fitter, stronger, wiser and learning all the time.”
“It’s one big family at MGM everyone’s got each other’s backs and pushes each other in the gym. It keeps you so motivated and switched on,” he added before stressing Saturday is all that is on his mind.
“I’ve only this fight in mind at the moment, get this fight over me and I’ll leave what is next up to my team. I’ve a few fighters in mind, but it’s up to the team in the end.”
Ex solider Sonny Whiting is next in line for the 30 year old fighter with a colourful 6-2-2 record.
Hutchinson is favoured against the journey man, but is hoping to make a statement by stopping the 2-8-1 puncher.
“My opponent is Sonny Whiting. He is an ex British solider, so a fit lad. He just came of a draw with an unbeaten fighter last weekend. He has only boxed good lads on the road so he’s there to have a go. It was meant to be a six rounder, but it got changed to four rounds. I think he’s only been stopped twice, I’d like to add to that this weekend and make it three.
“I’ve been working on a few things, if it comes it comes!”