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Mclaughlin I want the Irish welterweight strap next

MICHEAL McLaughlin is the latest Irish fighter to express an Irish title desire.

The Boston based puncher’s next bout is a clash with former Floyd Mayweather foe Sam Girard for the New England welterweight Championships on July 26 and if he emerges unscathed the Donegal man wants an Irish title shot.

Mclaughlin, who is ranked number six at light middleweight in the BUI rankings , was due to challenge Lee Murtagh for the light middleweight version of the title, before the oldest ever Irish champ was forced to retire, but has now set his sights on the vacant title most recently held by Frankie Gavin.

“After I win this title I want to fight for the Irish welterweight title, either over here or back home. I would sell a lot of tickets regardless of venue and that is a title I really want.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years