‘My name always pops up first’ -Kevin Cronin responds to Thomas O’Toole call out

Kevin Cronin [5(2)-0] believes the fact his name is regularly dropped by other fighters confirms he is the box office domestic name in and around his weight class.

Since turning over the Kerry fighter has been linked with a host of all Irish fights. In fairness, he has instigated some of that chatter himself, and for the most part, he hasn’t been mentioned alongside some of the former amateur standouts or the more experienced pros competing between super middleweight and light heavy.

Although that changed last week as Thomas O’Toole [4(3)-0], the Galway fighter who enjoyed National Elite success before turning over, called out the Kingdom fighter.

‘The Connemara Kid’ told Irish-boxing.com he wanted a Galway v Kerry bout but claimed Cronin would be afraid to take it.

The 26-year-old, who has just confirmed an exciting BUI Celtic light heavyweight title fight with Robbie Burke [2(2)-1(0)] , says he isn’t put out by the claims and takes pleasure in seeing his name been used by other fighters.

“About 12 months ago I was avoiding Robbie Burke and now that fight is happening. No one will bring that up and that won’t be said,” he tells Irish-boxing.com.

“It was the same thing when we were trying to make the Taylor McGoldrick fight behind the scenes, so things like that don’t faze me. If my name wasn’t being mentioned then I’d be worrying.”

Despite just being five fights into his career Cronin has been linked to a host of domestic names, and he sees that as a sign he is doing something right.

” I guess what we do know is, no matter what fights are made around the weights my name is always the first that pops up, so we know who is the entertainment fight in the weight. People like to buy tickets to come out and watch me and some fighters don’t like it. That’s the last I have to say on that.”

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