Irish boxer to fight on GGG-Brook undercard?

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On September 10th IBF welterweight champ Kell Brook makes the jump to middleweight to take on fearsome Kazakh WBC WBA and IBF champ Gennady Golovkin, and there could be some Irish interest on the huge PPV card at London’s O2 Arena.

Finglas-Dunshaughlin super featherweight Jono Carroll [10(1)-0] has revealed to Irish-Boxing.com that he is in line for a minor title fight on the huge card which kicks off the new season of boxing.

King Kong explained that there is “nothing actually confirmed yet, but there has been talk about a WBC Inter-Continental title fight.”

“I’m hoping that it’s going to be on the Golovkin and Brook card in the O2.”

“It’s a big one and it will be great to get the publicity.”

“One of them once in a lifetime opportunities.”

The 24 year old is delighted with an opportunity to fight for his first belt, and more importantly the World ranking that comes with it, and he explained that it’s “that green belt that I’ve always wanted. I really want the real WBC title but baby-steps first!”

“It’s good, at least they’re starting to talk about titles.”

“I’m well prepared at this stage, I’m always sparring, I’m always keeping fit in the gym.”

Despite only having ten fights, Carroll has no problem moving into big fights, and the Celtic Warriors puncher continued:

“tTn rounds? Sure you saw what I did on the Klitschko card in Germany on one day notice, I only found out that it might be a ten rounder the day before.”

“I think if I’m training for a ten rounder I’ll be well prepared, I’ll be the fittest, the strongest I’ve ever been.”

While of course nothing is confirmed, Carroll will be the envy of many boxing fans as he will be in the Arena at the start of next month regardless. The energetic star noted how “there’s a lot of people I know over here dying to go to that fight but unfortunately tickets sold out very quickly.”

“No matter what I’ll be there to watch the fight, whether I’m fighting on it or not.”

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