In little under two week’s time at the Institute of Technology in Limerick, Willie “Big Bang” Casey will begin a new chapter in what to date has been one of Irish boxing’s most incredible fistic drama’s
In what is his first outing since suffering a first round stoppage to interim WBA World super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, Casey’s new manager Gary Hyde is wasting no time crushing tomato cans, instead providing his new recruit a difficult nights work against French based Daniel Kodjo Sassou 30-17 (KO8).
Scott Quigg, Joe Murray, Rhys Roberts and our own Patrick Hyland have all boxed Sassou within the last year, with all bar Rhys Roberts who broke is hand in the first round overcoming the Togo native by way of points.
Sassou’s last outing was back in April in London’s Olympia arena in a six round contest against Tallaght banger Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland. In what was a hard earned win for Hyland, Sassou managed to nick rounds three and four on route to a 56-58 point’s loss to the Dubliner.
Following Hylands impressive win over Fabrizio “Popeye” Trotta last week we caught up with the Brian Peters managed fighter to get his opinion on what Willie should expect against his Togo antagonist next Saturday week.
“Daniel Kodjo Sassou is very tough, tight boxer and a strong fella, he knows his way around the ring, he throws some nice shots to the body, a strong left hook he threw that I felt now and again, it will be a good fight”
To hear the full interview and get Patrick Hylands opinion on how he thinks Willie Casey’s return to the ring will pan out click on the link below.