3 June 2011 – Jonny Stapleton
Iron Man Rogan is still in line to become Irelands EU title hero after it was revealed he remains on course for a dream continental clash with Robert Nightmare Helenius.
Fears Rogans chance to re-gatecrash the big time had passed, surfaced when neither Suaderland promotions nor a promoter on the Belfast mans behalf lodged a purse bid to promote the fight before on by the May 26 deadline.
However, both Sauderland promotions and the EBU confirmed yesterday that the fight looks set to go ahead but at a later date. A new purse bid date has been set and both parties have until June 14 to reach an agreement. The EBU also confirmed that the inaugural Prizefighter winner and former Commonwealth title holder is still mandatory challenger for world number 2 Helenius title.
As a result if the Finn decides to vacate the Entertainer will still get a chance at European glory.
Helenius is still champion and Martin Rogan is still the official challenger. We did not receive any bid at the first call for the purse offers last week. Now we must wait until next 14th June at 12noon for a new bid to see when and where the fight will be held, an EBU official told www.irish-boxing.com before a Sauderland representative confirmed Rogan is in their sights.
A new purse bid has been scheduled for this fight. Martin Rogan is in our plans.