Scottish Revenge – Promoter proposes Johnstone defence for Morrissey

Sam Kynoch is hoping to tempt Jamie Morrissey back to Scotland and is proposing a 50-50 fight with another one of his fighters for early next year.

Morrissey became the fastest fighter to BUI Celtic title success when he beat Ben McGivern, a Kynoch fighter, on a Kynoch show just over a week ago.

The victory has left the Limerick fighter with options one of which seems to be a return to Scotland to fight another Kynoch-aligned pro.

The Scottish promoter, who seems to love an Irish-Scottish clash and sees real value in the BUI Celtic title, says he will try to make a title fight between Morrissey and Darren Johnstone [4-0], who also fought on the Paisley-hosted card earlier this month.

“I was really impressed with Jamie,” Kynoch told

“The fight with Ben was very entertaining and Jamie was a deserved winner. He put his size advantage to good use and landed well with the uppercut as Ben pressed forward,” he adds before proposing another Celtic clash.

“Darren Johnstone boxed earlier in the night and as I put this card together I had one eye on Darren boxing the winner of the BUI Celtic Title fight.

“Having watched both Darren and Jamie I think it’s a great match-up. Both are 4-0 as pros. Darren has the amateur pedigree but Jamie is the more established as a pro. I think it’s a great 50/50 fight which will be good for the fans and development of both boxers. I’m ready to make the fight for early next year and will be speaking to Jamie’s team about it this week.

“Meantime I wish to congratulate Jamie on his win and while I’m sure he’s enjoying this victory I’m sure he will already be looking to the future.”

Morrissey’s manager Ian Gaughran has been weighing up options and it’s been suggested offers have been coming in. Kevin Cronin’s name has once again been mentioned, as well as an American jaunt, while the Irish title is the one Team Morrissey have been most vocal about securing.

Johnstone, 24, like Morrissey is undefeated as a pro and was a Scottish Elite Champion in his amateur days.


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