Following his spectacular first round knockout of Finglas favourite Brendan Fitzpatrick back in June at the National Stadium on the undercard of Patrick Hylands WBF shutout win over Philippe Frenois, Ciaran Healy is being lined up to star in another Irish cracker.
The current Irish light heavyweight champion is set to defend the title he won over eight months ago, stopping Mayo’s John Waldron in the fifth round of their Castlebar humdinger and its Waldron’s fellow westerner Michael “The Storm” Sweeney whose looking to end Healy’s recent resurgence.
The 36 year old popular Belfast gatekeeper has of late been experiencing something of an Indian summer and would be only two pleased to add the Ballinrobe antagonist to his recent pile of unlikely victims.
Healy who recently received the call asking if he would give Sweeney a crack at the light heavyweight strap, a title he has won on two occasions, first back in 2007 when he halted Lee Murtagh in five, before losing it later to Jamie Moore, didn’t have to think twice before accepting the offer.
“I got the call from England a couple of days ago asking if I would defend my title against Michael Sweeney in September and I accepted straight away, you know me I fight anyone and I have no problem fighting Sweeney, I’m confident I will beat him, but I’m waiting on their side to get back to confirm if the fight is going ahead”.
The bad news for Irish fights fans is should the fight happen a trip across the water will be required for a first-hand account of the action as the fight will take place at the Hove Town Hall, Brighton in England on a Jay Morris (Assassin Promotions) event.
As always the case with Irish boxing, its either a feast or a famine and the latter is currently true with Healy also been offered a ticket to glove-up on the planned Tyson Fury card at the Kings Hall in Belfast on September 17 where a possible rematch with Brendan Fitzpatrick for Anthony Fitzgerald Irish Super middleweight title might transpire.
Its seems a bit of both would best suit Healy as the clash with Michael Sweeney and the roar of his local supporters are attractive in equal measure.
“There is also talk of me fighting Brendan Fitzpatrick again, this time for the Irish super middleweight title on the Fury card in the Kings Hall around the same time, but maybe I could fight Sweeney in the Kings Hall instead”.