It’s strap season for Gerard Hughes.
The Belfast super bantamweight expects to fight for the BUI Celtic title in his next fight.
Hughes is confident a fight with Ruadhan Farrell awaits and believes he is set for an all-Belfast title clash this December.
“I think they are talking about a Celtic title next. If that’s it next I’ll be more than ready for it,” he tells Irish-boxing.com.
Hughes and Farrell were initially pencilled in for the Féile card but ‘Rudy’ took time out after becoming a Dad for the first time.
The Padraig McCrory-managed fighter admits it was somewhat disheartening to miss the chance to become a titlist in just his fourth fight – but couldn’t but look on the bright side after defeating survival specialist John Spencer on the bill.
“It was disappointing when I first heard, but then again you’re fighting on a great card and a great platform. You have to take the positives from it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m opening the card, but I could be opening the card on a small hall show at the Europa. Instead, I’m opening it here at the Falls Park. You can’t beat it.”
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