Kevin Cronin reveals he agreed to a’mouthwatering’ all Irish clash

Kevin Cronin [2(1)-0] revealed he was set for a ‘mouthwatering’ all Irish clash this summer, but for logistics to get in the way.

The Kerry light heavy was set to step up to domestic level in just his third fight.

It’s safe to assume the fight was to play on the proposed July Belfast #MTKFightNight before MTK revealed the Belfast is no longer an option for July or August.

The Jonathan Lewins trained Boxing Ireland fighter claims he would have been the underdog going into the match up, but was confident of winning.

Indeed, expecting the fight to happen he confirmed he had worked himself into peak condition.

Cronin was deliberate in not revealing the name of his opponent, but Irish-boxing.com believe Tyrone’s Taylor McGoldrick [3(1)-1(1)] was set to man the other corner.

Cronin has parked the idea of the fight for now, but believes it could be a bill topping title fight at the tail end of next year.

Speaking on social media he said:

Anyone following me on Social Media probably saw I’ve been training my balls off the last few weeks and Cut a Sh#* load of Weight getting ready to announce something.

I was asked if interested in fighting against another Light Heavyweight Prospect, a fight where I would of been coming in an underdog, but full of confidence in winning.

I was 100% game for that fight but unfortunately it wont happen on the Televised Card we were hoping for, as only a few fights were being picked for it. No ones fault as the two of us were game to fight each other, not mentioning any opponents name as anyone who knows me knows I respect anyone who steps inside the ropes and I ain’t a person for calling out other lads either, but it would have been a shame to have such a mouthwatering match up wasted on an undercard when it could be a sell out itself.

I want to get back in the ring at least once or twice this year then chase that fight back down for the LightHeavweight Title Hopefully by the end of next year, would be a cracker make it happen late 2021.


Photo credit Ricardo Guglielminotti @fightingIrish

Jonny Stapleton

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