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Leti-s do it again – Conor Wallace wants ‘Insane war’ re-run

Conor Wallace [7(5)-1(0)] would be more than happy to go to war with Leti Leti [16(12)1(0)] again.

The Newry light heavyweight lost his Australian title to the Samoa native after 10 exciting rounds on the Gold Coast last Friday.

The 25-year-old came out the wrong side of a majority decision suffering a first career defeat to his more experienced foe.

Some believed the fight could have been scored in the Fortitude gym fighter’s favour and argued that as grounds for a rematch. Wallace didn’t want to go into much detail with regard to how he felt the fight went, preferring to give credit to Leti.

However, the 25-year-old would be happy to take part in a repeat of the tv bradocast fight the comentators labeled an ‘Insane war’.

“Look it is what it is, Leti is a good opponent and fair dues to him. It was a close fight, maybe we can play it back and do it again,” Wallace said after the fight.

The title bout was a real boxer versus fighter affair. Wallace started the better but did ship some heavy-looking shots down the stretch, although he confirmed after he was never in any danger.

“The game plan was to box, keep it long and work off the jab. I thought I was doing alright, sometimes he got in close, which he is really good at and maybe the judges liked that. He never really hurt me at all, some shots might have looked worse than they really were,” he adds before suggesting over a year out of the ring didn’t help and promising to bounce back.

“Maybe the inactivity cost me, but it is what it is I live to fight another day it’s definitely not the end of me. It was good to fight on the big stage and now it’s back to the drawing board, re-group and going again.”

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