Shortty ready to play the Creagh long game – sees title fight in New Year
Stephen Carroll [3(0)-0] believes he hasn’t missed the chance to compete in an exciting Dublin derby, rather he claims the potential clash has just got bigger.
‘Shortty’ had been linked with a light welterweight title clash with Sean Creagh [4(2)-0] over the Summer, indeed the friends and former sparring partners had traded some verbals as a possible clash was mooted for June, September, and December.
The Ballyfermot versus Tallaght bout didn’t materailse, and while Carroll travels to Scotland to fight this week, Creagh is mid preparation for a much talked about November 5th Celtic Nations title fight with Tyrone McKenna [11(3)-0-1].
There were suggestions that the exciting clash of styles on the Frank Warren Boxnation broadcast clash may have put paid to Carroll v Creagh, but the 24 year old believes a win for his Dublin rival will only prove to make the fight bigger.
If underdog Creagh emerges victorious, Carroll foresees an all Dublin Irish title fight with the Tallaght man post-Christmas.
In fact, the pair have already talked about the possibility.
“Sean and myself are still talking about a fight down the line. If he wins [in Belfast on November 5th] we can fight for the Celtic and Irish titles after Christmas. That makes the fight even bigger for everyone. We could pack out a venue and give the people what they want to see,” Carroll told Irish-Boxing.com before complimenting the McKenna Creagh match up.
“I think the Creagh and Tyrone fight is a brilliant one. I think it will be an all out war for the eight rounds. I know how well Tyrone can box, but I know Sean doesn’t stop working so it will be exciting to see how that one fairs out.”