Seanie Monaghan has re set his sights on Ciaran Healy claiming he has been priced out of an Irish title fight.
The Long Beach light heavyweight was desperate to challenge for the domestic crown on the under card of Sergio Martinez and Matthew Macklin’s March 17 world title fight, but revealed reigning champ Paddy McDonagh requested to much money for the Madison Square Garden dust up.
The undefeated prospect , whose parents hail from Navan, ensured the Irish Light heavyweight title became the most sought after Irish strap by announcing his desire to challenge for the domestic crown. Healy, McDonagh, Michael Sweeney and John Waldron all voiced their opinions as to who was next in line to challenge and indeed who was rightful champ.
Regardless Monaghan has come full circle and just as he was when first announced on the card he is seeking a dust up with Irish boxings Renaisance man Ciaran Healy.
“Paddy McDonaghs people got in touch with DiBella but they were asking for way too much money. Besides the money, they said that the way they do Irish title fights is the ref is the one and only judge, and they want to bring a ref of their choosing here from Ireland for the fight. DiBella wasn’t interested in giving a kid 8 and 0 with no KOs such an amount. Also the NY Boxing Commission wouldn’t allow the Irish ref/judge. As of now i have no opponent. I would still love to fight Ciaran for the Gaelic Belt. I’m going talk to my manager PJ and see what they’ve come up with,” Monaghan told www.irish-boxing.com.