Jono Carroll [18(4)-1(0)-1] versus John Joe Nevin [14(4)-0] is fast becoming Irish boxing’s biggest grudge match.
Within in the space of a week the bout has become a clash fight fans hadn’t really thought about to one they have become extremely eager to see.
A former world title challenger and one of Irish boxing’s biggest chance takers versus one of the countries greatest amateurs, who has yet to be given a major breakthrough clash as a pro, would always appeal.
However, the pairs public online back on fort on Tuesday generated some hype around the potential match up.
The insults and jibes continued into Wednesday accompanied by plenty of fan response, further whetting the appetite for a super featherweight meeting.
😂😂😂 this alcho as u call him never failed thou u got schooled twice and now I’m asking u to let me be the third man to school u ya little midget 😉😉— John Joe Nevin (@johnJoeNevin) June 24, 2020
Listen mate u said its about money do I’m sure Eddie’s will be licking his lips at sounds of me and u selling out a venue in ireland so let’s leave it to the teams to make the fight and we just see what happens on the night, I’m weak u so u shouldn’t be worried 😂 @jono_carroll— John Joe Nevin (@johnJoeNevin) June 23, 2020
Calling out bug names but fighting no body’s, he’s a mouth peace and anyone who knows him knows this— jono carroll (@jono_carroll) June 24, 2020
It all started when Nevin took to Twitter to question the opponent Irish-boxing.com has revealed Carroll will fight next, the Mullingar Shuffler questioning why ‘King Kong’ rebuffed his call out only to fight a fighter, that he feels would have problems lacing his boots.
The Dubliner initially made the point he was pushing for a world title and he didn’t believe a fight with the Olympian would help in that regard.
The recent world title challenger, who is looking for a fight with Carl Frampton, also queried whether or not the London 2012 medal winner would bring value in terms of profile.
However, responding online he was less logical, less polite and sparked a nigh on aggressive back on fort, which spilled over into yesterday.
A fight between the pair still seems unlikely. Dublin would be the ideal venue, but as an MTK fighter ‘King Kong’ isn’t likely to fight in his home town, Belfast has no cards lined up and the fight may be wasted in England.
Not to mention Carroll wants clashes that will bring him closer to a world title shot and at the present time a win over Nevin would bring massive credit, but may not provide passage to one of the four major straps.