Jono Carroll [18(4)-1(0)-1] doesn’t believe a win over John Joe Nevin [14(4)-0] wouldn’t provide him with the credit he craves and has distanced himself from a proposed clash as a result.
The Olympic silver medal winner name dropped the recent world title challenger earlier this week.
The Mullingar native believes it’s a fight Irish fans would rejoice in seeing, but did hint he understands the risk reward element may not make sense for a fighter chasing down a world title fight.
Carroll had recently claimed he wanted more recognition in Ireland whilst calling out former two weight world champ Carl Frampton.
As one of the countries greatest amateurs and an Olympic medal winner known well in casual circles, Nevin would seem ideal in terms of earning ‘King Kong’ recognition.
However, the ever entertaining southpaw argues otherwise.
Nevin did secure a world ranking with the WBA with an impressive win last time out, but a stop start pro career means has seen him slip off the radar somewhat.
Carroll suggests the aforementioned ensures his fellow Irish fighter isn’t a viable option at the present moment.
He took to social media to respond to the call out:
Not even half interesting to me unless someone wants to dig deep and pay me good money, then of course😂🤣👌— jono carroll (@jono_carroll) June 20, 2020
But because of his start stop career I would never get the recognition I was talking about with Carl, and just because he done good in the amatures dosent mean anything https://t.co/8AdMDc2TiG
Irish-boxing.com believes Carroll’s next clash will be against two time British challenger Maxi Hughes.
Some may argue Nevin would be a better follow up to a Scott Quigg win, but an all Irish fight of that size may be wasted behind closed doors, not to mention without a gate the funds needed to cover both purses may not be there.
Love the fact that I'm the name in Ireland now people want to fight 🤣🙌😂☘️💚— jono carroll (@jono_carroll) June 20, 2020