Jake Hanney is willing to answer Phil Sutcliffe Jr‘s Irish title calls, and engage in a Dublin derby with the Crumlin star.
Succo has been very vocal about his desire to fight for the green strap, and equally as loud in his disapproval of the fact that other Irish light welters have discussed possible title fights without mentioning him as a possible opponent.
Recently, fellow MGM fighter and current BUI Celtic Warrior champion Tyrone McKenna has said he is up for the fight authorised by the Boxing Union of Ireland.
Now, East Wall’s Hanney has thrown his hat in the ring. The former Australian Prospect of the Year winner says he has beaten Sutcliffe before and would be willing to do it again for an Irish title.
Hanney [5(4)-0], who has also agreed to fight Celtic Nations champion Shortty Carroll, is planning a breakthrough 2017 and told Irish-Boxing.com,
“I’m looking for big fights in 2017. Anyone that’s ranked ahead of me I’ll fight. I believe, fit and ready, I’d be beat any light welter in Ireland. I honestly believe 2017 in gonna be huge for me.”
Asked if ‘those ranked above’ includes big punching Philip Sutcliffe Jr [11(7)-1(0)], Hanney responded “Yes, of course. I believe I’d beat them all. I beat him in the amateurs and I would gladly beat him again.”