May 23, 2022

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Conlan deserves a rematch says Caoimhin Agyarko * Tyrone McKenna ready for desert rumble * ‘Posh Boy’ to headline at Europa Hotel

CAOIMHIN Agyarko claims Michael Conlan deserves one more crack at Leigh Wood but doubts if the Nottingham fighter – who considerably pulled victory from the jaws of defeat in Saturday night’s Fight of the Calendar year contender – will want to experience the Belfast male once more.

Fatigued Conlan was in advance on all 3 scorecards when Wood landed a concussive appropriate hook midway by means of the 12th round at Nottingham Arena. Knocked out Conlan fell backwards as a result of the ropes and out of the ring. Thankfully he produced a finish restoration and has said he would like to experience Wooden once again.

“Mick just got caught,” said Agyarko who was at ringside for the struggle.

“It was unlucky simply because for me he was successful the combat. I would appreciate to see a rematch but I am not as well confident if Leigh Wooden would want a rematch.

“Mick warrants one particular following that performance and I might appreciate to see them do it all over again.”

Agyarko’s effectiveness in opposition to damaging, southpaw Juan Carlos Rubio has occur in for some severe criticism from previous champions Tony Bellew and Carl Froch.

In his 11th combat, Agyarko defended his WBA Global middleweight title as chief-assistance to Conlan in Nottingham Arena and he threw every little thing he could at the Mexican who basically did not want to have interaction. Agyarko banked 10 valuable rounds and some essential practical experience on the way to a shut-out gain on two of the judges’ cards (the other gave Rubio two rounds).

“I noticed they made a couple of destructive opinions,” reported Agyarko.

“But I you should not genuinely care, Rubio didn’t actually want to have interaction and he just created it tricky for me. He was the initially southpaw I’ve boxed as a professional and he was a whole lot more seasoned than me so it really is a different box ticked off and one more good win.”

Agyarko did load up on his shots, significantly in the second 50 % of the fight, and did land some powerful left hooks but very long-levered southpaw Rubio was capable to go the distance.

Agyarko intends to get some time off to enable his arms recuperate and then claims he’ll go “back to the drawing board”. He hopes to best the bill at the SSE Arena in Belfast prior to the end of this yr.

IN JUST his 2nd qualified battle, Colm Murphy tops the monthly bill at the Europa Lodge on Saturday evening determined to impress from fellow prospect Sam Melville (1-2).

Murphy is the headline act on a card that capabilities the debut of John Breen’s newest prospect Ruadhan Farrell as properly as Jason Carty.

‘Posh Boy’ says he is in good condition and the Dee Walsh-educated light-weight predicts that his clash with Melville will be “worthy of staying the main event”.

“I’ve had a handful of dates fall by means of due to the fact my very last battle so I’ve just stayed in camp the entire time, schooling challenging and it is really all likely to shell out off, I am on struggle 7 days now and it seems to be like we have a struggle with Melville,” explained the Amount Surveying graduate.

“It’s an exciting match-up and my close friend over in Liverpool beat Melville when they were amateurs so I’ve obtained a couple clips of that fight. Melville has some novice pedigree behind him and he is no journeyman so it truly is likely to be an attention-grabbing stage up for me and it can be a combat worthy of remaining the primary party in my eyes.

“I’ve been the main event at the Ulster Corridor when I was an novice and now it really is the Europa and it is six rounds, not 3 rounds… No strain.”

Former St George’s ABC star Murphy enjoys to teach and predicts followers will see a “different Colm Murphy” in the ring on Saturday evening.

“Over the past few weeks we have been doing the job on the gameplan and my power and including different things to my match,” he mentioned.

“Dee has extra so a great deal to my game and you are likely to see a unique Colm Murphy – a new a person, a superior just one.”

Murphy is presently learning a Masters Degree in Development Regulation at the moment and is taking into consideration parking his education to concentrate on his boxing vocation. A very good efficiency on Saturday evening will make that decision easier to arrive at.

“It’s been tricky this 12 months with heading professional,” he said.

“I’ve been really putting the added in and I can depart the system following a yr so I may do that simply because I want to go with the boxing. If I gain on Saturday night time there are likely to be huge chances for me out there and I’m heading to get them all after I earn.”

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WARRIOR Tyrone McKenna will struggle it out with previous WBA tremendous-light-weight winner Regis Prograis in Dubai on Saturday evening.

Prograis missing a unification scrap to Josh Taylor previous calendar year and, now that Taylor has moved up to lightweight, but fighters will see Saturday’s duel as the gateway to globe title potential clients. The American will go in as favorite at the weekend but he will unquestionably would not have it all his own way towards ‘Mighty Celt’ McKenna.

McKenna’s mentor Pete Taylor admits it’s a “tough job against Prograis” but sees chances for his gentleman if he can come by means of the early rounds.

“Now Josh Taylor has moved up, I might say Prograis is almost certainly quantity a single in the environment but these are the fights you want, these are the stages you want to be on and if Tyrone wins the sky is the limit so it’s a terrific possibility for him,” said Taylor who guided Gary Cully to a career-greatest gain in Nottingham previous Saturday night.

The vastly-expert Dublin-dependent mentor claims he will enable McKenna “off the leash” on Saturday evening. McKenna will have pros in peak and access but – unless he intends to spring a surprise – he has now said that he intends to go to war.

“Tyrone is at the very least 4 or 5 inches greater than Prograis but he just desires to get in there and have a combat,” stated Taylor.

“You won’t be able to adjust him, that’s the way he desires to combat and all I have to do is get him into condition and then permit him off the leash so it need to be entertaining. The initially spherical rounds will be tricky for Tyrone but I assume you’ll see him coming on strong in the middle rounds and then we’ll see. He’ll be a major underdog for the fight but Tyrone will do what he can do to the ideal of his capability.”