Sutcliffe backs Casey

22 December 2010

Willie Caseys coach Phil Sutcliffe believes his charge has the tools to rip the WBA super-bantamweight title away from Guillermo Rigondeaux.

European champion Casey will go to City West in March as a massive underdog against the former amateur superstar, but Sutcliffe believes that Casey will find a way to win.

Of course we are confident in causing an upset, thats why we took the fight, I believe Willie has the tools to beat Rigondeaux, he said.

We know all about Rigo, two Olympic Golds, two World Championships and now a World Title so he is the real deal. I still think Willie can do it, hes one of the hardest hitters in the world at his weight, its going to be a fantastic fight.

Freddie Roach recently suggested that Rigondeaux would take Rafael Marquez and Israel Vazquez if the fights came his way but the Cuban standout could also be another scalp on the growing list of shock victories on Caseys record.

People certainly took note when the Limerick southpaw won the Prizefighter tournament earlier in the year, when he lifted the European Title he silenced a lot of his critics and now Dolphil Promotions are urging the country to believe in Willie and get behind him 100 per cent for the fight.

We hope the country gets behind Willie, We know demand will be high for this but at the same time we know that these are tough times so we have decided to keep the tickets the same price as Collins V Eubank back in 1995, said Daniel Halpin of Dolphil Promotions.

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