By Jonny Stapleton
HE may have been fighting on one of the biggest and most eagerly anticipated fight cards of the year, but Seanie Monaghan had a clash of the future on his mind as he dispatched Santos Martinez in Maidson Square Garden last Saturday night.
Navan’s own is hoping to challenge Ciaran Healy for the Irish Light Heavyweight title on St Patrick’s Day.
The Long Beach favourite claims talk with Irish boxing’s renaissance man have been already begun and he has his eyes set on the domestic prize.
Indeed Monaghan claims the only issue to overcome is which promoter will promote the fight and hinted that he would like it to be part of Lou DiBella’s potential St Patrick’s Day fighting Irish festival.
“I was trying not to look past my opponent Saturday night but to be honest I have had the Irish Title shot on my mind the whole time. My manager has been in contact with Healy’s people and we’re all on the same page,” Monaghan told www.irish-boxing.com. “The next step is deciding which promoter will put the show together. It shouldn’t be any problem, we’re on good terms with all the big promotion companies and they’re all interested in making that fight happen. Last we heard DiBella has the Garden booked already for St Paddys day which would be a Perfect fit, especially since he has Andy Lee and Macklin in his stable.”