June 14 Jonny Stapleton
Martin Rogan wants a fight on the under card of Paul McCloskey’s WBA interim title fight to help him prepare for his EU title tilt with unbeaten Kurbrat Pulev.
www.irish-boxing.com confirmed yesterday that ‘The Iron’ mans on off bout with the German based heavyweight was indeed back on after the EBU responded to Rogan’s qualms about the initial July 16 date by postponing the clash.
The pair will now compete for the vacant strap on October 22 on a Sauerland Promotions card in Germany.
Rogan, who pulled out of the initially scheduled July 16 date, claims he is waiting on a contract from the promoter who won last months purse bids.
However, The Entertainer said he hasn’t be deterred by out of the ring jousting and the prospect of going to Germany, stressing at his age he can not afford to turn down a title fight.
Rogan, who is now happy with the lead in time to the continental clash, is now looking to add his significant presence to the big Belfast bill on September 10.
“I haven’t received a contract to fight Pulev yet. I presume it could take a week or so. I wasn’t happy with the last date and how the sprung it on me. October 22 sounds great to me. I will have time to get in shape. I can’t really turn down any big fights now. I am not getting any younger,” Rogan told www.irish-boxing.com.
“I would like a fight on the September 10 show. It would prove as a perfect warm up. I was in contact with Matchroom and I am just waiting to hear back. It would be great to fight in Belfast again too.”