Moore wants top opponent

26 April 2008 – by Mark Doyle

Irelands undefeated light-middleweight, James Moore, believes that he is now ready to move to the next level.

The 30-year-old Wicklow native, who is based in New York, is still on a high after his unanimous points win over Juan Carlos Candelo, in March, and is now searching for top quality opponents.

Indeed, his main target his Ronald Hearns, the son of the former six-weight world champion, Thomas.

I have been saying for years that I want big fights, Moore (15-0) is quoted as saying by

By beating Candelo I proved that I am ready to move to the next level. I dont want any more easy fights. The only way Im going to move my career forward is by fighting the best possible opponents.

Ive been fighting a long time and realize it is time to make my move.

I truly believe that this is going to be my year. I am very happy with the outcome of my fight with Candelo, and I would love to follow it up with a victory over someone like Hearns.

If that fight does not get made, its not going to because of me. Im ready, willing and eager to fight him.

And Moores matchmaker, Bruce Silverglade, is determined to secure his man one of the big names in the light-middleweight division.

James is willing to fight anyone in the world, said Silverglade. I keep getting inquiries from ESPN 2, Showtime and HBO. James and his team are very confident in his abilities.

We are looking for high-profile opponents. I can assure that James is not the roadblock in any negotiations for a big fight.

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