The Dublin light welter, who takes on the Belfast southpaw in his home town in an eagerly anticipated Celtic Nations title fight on November 5th, uses the Philip Sutcliffe scenario to highlight the fact.
‘Succo’ recently expressed frustration at the fact that Ireland’s light welterweights were talking about trading leather with each other and suggesting they could pair off in Irish title fights without mentioning him in the domestic equation.
Creagh believes the Crumlin BC graduate has a point, and feels that other home fighters at his weight are ‘afraid’ of the former Senior Champion – who himself faces a tough test on the same November 5th card in the form of two-time British title challenger and Prizefighter champion Chris Jenkins.
‘Creaghsy’ claims he would share the ring with his friend and fellow Dublin if the price was right, but is adamant that his November 5th foe wouldn’t have even the testicular fortitude to consider it.
“Phil is dead right, all these lads calling me out and they are afraid to even look his direction. And they call themselves fighters,” the straight-talking action-hungry fighter told Irish-Boxing.com.
“I was speaking to Phil about this, we are really good friends and train together a lot. No doubt he is a special fighter, but we’re both human, we both have two arms and two legs and big hearts. If the money was right and there was a nice belt, say an International title, then I would be enticed into the fight.”
“If you fight Phil you can also say you shared the ring with one the greats of Irish boxing. Win lose or draw we would have a pint after it.”
Creagh doesn’t think his opponent on the undercard of Jamie Conlan-headlined Boxnation-broadcast show would have the same attitude.
Indeed, he says ‘The Mighty Celt’ has proved he has lacked ‘balls’ to date.
“Tyrone wouldn’t take that fight. Not a chance. Firstly because he wont be winning on November 5th, and secondly. he hasn’t got the balls,” he continued.
“It took him 13 fights to get in against a live opponent and it’s going be his first loss,” he added.