UNDEFEATED Chicago prospect Nick Rameriz is next on Micheal McLaughlin’s hit list and the American based Irish puncher wants to beat the ‘Bad Boy’ in his home town on November 29.
The Donegal welterweight pushed his record to 9-1-1 with a repeat performance over old foe Paulo Souza in Memorial Hall, Plymouth, Massachusetts last Thursday night.
The 30 year old stopped Souza in the second round for the second time in three fights and was happy to get rid of some ring rust- having not fought since April- before possibly taking on an undefeated hopeful in a few weeks time.
“I was happy with the win on Thursday,” McLaughlin told Irish-boxing.com
“To be honest I felt a bit rusty, but it was good to be back in the ring fighting. I always expect the win, but he was a late replacement and I had fought him before and stopped him in the second round then so I was expecting a similar result.
“Although he came to fight this time, which worked out better for me and made the fight better for the crowd to watch. There is talk of me going out to Chicago on November 29 to fight unbeaten Nick Rameriz, which is a good fight for me and this one was a good warm up for that if it comes off.”
Rameriz would give the Irish title hopeful a chance to impress further and put non journey man opposition on his record, but the fight has yet to be officially announced.
If it doesn’t materialise McLaughlin has options. He impressed the promoter of last week’s Monster Brawl show Ken Casey and the Drop Kick Murphy’s band member is keen to have the American based fighter on his next show.
There is also an option to fight before November is out in Boston.
“I got a call the day after my fight from Ken Casey, he wished me well and told me he will have me on the next show of his, which will be great. He said he hopes to be out again in either December or January,” McLaughlin added when speaking to Irish-boxing.com.
“Hopefully I can fight Rameriz before then , but if that doesn’t come off I have an offer to fight here in Boston on a November 26 card. Damien Antonie, who is a good journey man that most would predict would take me the distance, is the opponent they have for me on that night.”