JJ McDonagh wants to ‘demolish’ Chris Blaney before seeking Eubank Jr rematch


JJ McDonagh wants to settle his differences with Chris Blaney in a winner takes all fight before the year is out.

The two-time Irish super middleweight champion and Blaney have shared words over the last 12 months with things heating up ahead of the Last Man Standing, which reached the semi-finals of, and things have heated up since McDonagh’s defeat to Chris Eubank Jr in Saudi Arabia last month.

The Mullingar man took huge exception to the Navan fighter raising questions about the manner of his reverse to Eubank on the WBSS super middleweight final card in Riyadh and now wants that fight more than ever.

McDonagh [16(8)-5(2)] pulled out of his fight with Eubank, the chief support bout to George Groves v Callum Smith, following a shoulder injury but many suggested that the Westmeath man was faking the injury.

One of two Irish champion brothers, McDonagh believes the fight is a perfect fit for the proposed December 7th Assassin Promotions card in Mayo and is hopeful the bout with Blaney [9(3)-1(0)] can be made for the Irish title on that date.

“There’s a couple of boxers in Ireland that have bad mouthed me and want to drag [me] back down to domestic level,” McDonagh told World Boxing News.

“I want to fight Chris Blaney for the Irish title. This can happen on December 7th on a show in Ireland put on by my management team.”

“He’s had some bad words to say about me recently and about my performance against Eubank. If he’s so confident I will put our purses up, winner takes all.”

“If he rejects to fight me December 7th, then he can’t use my name no more,” he added before name dropping Eubank.

“After I demolish him, I will look for a rematch with Eubank after he loses to DeGale in December,” McDonagh stated

‘Ginja Ninja’ Blaney has been open about his willingness to fight McDonagh. However, the BUI Celtic champion is just back from an eye operation and December may prove too soon.

The Meath puncher has not fought since his semi-final loss to Jack Cullen during Ireland’s Last Man Standing back in March.

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