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Vladimir Belujsky waiting for Chris Blaney and Craig McCarthy

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Vladimir Belujsky wants the winner of tonight’s intriguing BUI middleweight Celtic title fight.

Chris Blaney and Craig McCarthy drop down from super middleweight to compete for the pretty tri-coloured strap in Bolton on a VIP Promotions bill.

Belujsky claims he is making the same move in the new year and would love a crack at the winner.

“I am dropping down to middleweight for next year so I’ll happily take the winner,” the Cork-based fighter told Irish-Boxing.com.

The winner will be Irish title=keen and Belujsky will most likely need a fight at 160lbs before he can challenge for the green belt, but he claims he’d also take on the loser if needs be.

“I’d even fight the loser or whoever is out there domestically.”

The Slovak Rebel has proved himself big fight hungry since turning over, entering Ireland’s Last Man Standing, challenging for the WBO Youth title, and taking step up fights at short notice.

He also suggests he tried to make fights with both of tonight’s title challengers.

“I can honestly say we have offered everybody from middleweight to light heavyweight in Ireland to fight me. The only people that said yes was Paddy and JJ McDonagh but sanctioning problems and other things got in the way,” he adds before giving his opinion on tonight’s fight.

“Blaney vs McCarthy is a good fight both lads are good it’s a pity they wouldn’t fight me, but now they are onto bigger and better things it’s an interesting fight, I can’t pick the winner.”

“I always look for big fights, seven days a week, I’m not afraid to fight anyone I have tasted defeat and it didn’t affect me negatively at all just thought me a lesson. I don’t want to be 28, 20-0, and have 20 Bulgarian plumbers fought. I want to retire at 28.

I am working on couple of things possibly some more Youth title fights in February or perhaps America which I am also working on. I should have a definite direction in the next two weeks.


Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com