2 February 2009 – By Cormac Campbell
Promoter Tommy Egan is hopeful that a battle of the Moores, Jamie and James, can be made for later in 2009.
Egan and Steve Wood, manager of Irish light-middleweight champion Jamie Moore, have already held discussions about a possible contest with US-based Wicklowman James Moore.
Moore is first scheduled to clash with Michele Piccirillo for the EBU title, with a mouth-watering clash with his namesake on the cards afterwards.
Whether the European title would be on the line is questionable as EBU rules state that a challenger must have fought five of his previous ten bouts in Europe to qualify to fight. A glance at James Moore’s record would imply that he does not qualify.
I have had talks with Steve Wood, Jamies manager, and everything is positive so far. He cant see a reason why the fight wouldnt take place if Jamie wins the European belt – nor can I, Egan explained.
In fairness to Jamie he is focused on his Title shot on March 6, and any future European title fight would be subject to winning the crown. That means all the finer points cannot really be sorted but I am very positive the fight would go ahead.
“Its good for everyone the fans and the fighters and its a very distinct possibility.