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Sutcliffe: I am ready for European level I would knock the Champ out

Phillip Sutcilffe Jr got a ringside view of elite European level in Swindon last Saturday night and believes his ready to reign as Continental ring king.

The Crumlin BC graduate, who has been frustratingly ringside rather than in the ring at a number of big Dublin fight nights of late, took in Lenny Daws and Ruben Nieto’s battle for the vacant light welterweight European strap and came away believing he would stop both the Spaniard, who won the title after Daw’s was disqualified, and the Hennessy fighter, who seems set for a rematch.

The 26 year old former National amateur champion may have only eight pro fights, but is adamant he is ready for European tilt.

‘Succo’ traveled to England with his managerial stable mate Tommy McCarthy, who was fighting on the show, but his team were hopeful if Daws emerged victorious a fight with the English fighter could be made. The Spaniard won a highly entertaining battle and Sutcliffe has asked his manager Pat Magee to secure a clash with the new Champion or the winner of any rematch.

“Pat was hoping to have a word with Mick Hennessy about making a fight between myself and Daws if he won, but after the fight I asked me to the get the Spanish guy. I told Pat I would beat him, but he thinks I would have to become mandatory to get that fight, Hopefully he can do something. I heard they are going to try and do a rematch and if that is the case I would love the winner,” Sutcliffe, who fights in Blackpool this weekend, told Irish- boxing.com.

“It was a good fight and both guys showed they were tough, but I think I would knock both of them out. Actually I know I would stop both. Hopefully after I get over Saturday we get a big fight in 2016.


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