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‘Let me show you what I can do’ – Cronin tells Hearn he wants Cullen chance

Kevin Cronin [4(2)-0] is the latest Irish fighter to let it be known he is Jack Cullen [21(9)-3(3)-1] keen.

Cullen has been linked to Jason Quigley and looked set to fight the recent world title challenger last year, has been called out by Belfast banger Padraig McCrory and lost to Roy Sheahan on a TG4-broadcast Last Man Standing tournament that also played host to a victory over Chris Blaney.

The Bolton native added another Irish fighter to his CV in Manchester on Saturday last out pointing Cork’s Vladimir Belujsky over eight and now Cronin wants in.

The Kingdom warrior took to Twitter to let Eddie Hearn know he is more than willing to step up and fight the recent European title challenger.

Cronin has endured a difficult period of inactivity of late. The ‘Kingdom Warrior’ has seen a number of fights fall through since he fought in Spain last summer, the most recent being a super middleweight debut on the proposed April 2 NoWhere2Hyde Cork show.

Manchester, UK: Jack Cullen vs Vladimir Belujsky, Super-Middleweight Contest 16 April 2022 Picture By Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing

In fact, the well-supported fighter has struggled for momentum considering he didn’t fight for over 18 months prior to his fights abroad last year.

Without the chance to build traditionally, it now appears Cronin is ready to jump the ladder in a bid to jump the queue, and is open to fighting the likes of Cullen. Cronin is willing to take a big risk to get some TV exposure and the benefits that come with that.

It has to be said it’s very unlikely Bolton’s Cullen would agree to fight the Munster man, he will be targeting European level fights or above after returning to winning ways in Manchester on Saturday.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com