13 July 2010 – Press Release
Dolphil promotions are proud to announce the headline for the August 7 Citywest show. Prizefighter Champion Big Bang Willie Casey makes his eagerly awaited return to the ring to fight Emiliano Salvini.
The fight which is seen as a European title eliminator sees Big Bang lock horns with the talented Italian, ranked no.9 in Europe. Casey knows this is a must win fight on his quest for European and World titles.
A Dolphil Promotions spokesman said, “This is the perfect test at the right time for Big Bang, training is intensifying somewhat and he is responding well to it, hes looking as sharp as Ive seen him.
The Dolphil team are hoping boxing fans come out in their numbers to get behind the Limerick banger in what should be a fascinating encounter. Willie comes into this fight still undefeated in 9 bouts (6 KOs) and on the back of an impressive performance against Faycal Messaoudene. August 7 will be a step up in class for Casey but he is remaining focused and upbeat. “Im feeling in great shape for this one, in three weeks time there will be no stopping Big Bang. This is the test Ive been waiting for and Im ready for the step up. World titles are what I want so we want to pick up the pace now and start mixing it up with the ranked lads.”
Pace is something Willie knows all about both in and out of the ring. In his short career in the paid ranks Willie has beaten the reigning (and undefeated) Canadian Champion is his own back yard, he has impressively won Prizefighter and managed to clock up nine straight victories in only two years.
“Im keeping my feet on the ground but at the same time nothing fazes me, there was talk of Wayne McCullough calling me out, Paulie Hyland was mentioned, I heard the other day Bernard Dunne would fancy a shot and I just keep saying bring them on. Im not being cocky, I genuinely believe a World title will be mine so why wouldnt I think I can beat these lads?”
Also on the bill are John The Warrior Waldron, Anthony The Pride Fitzgerald, Finbarr The Rock Eade, Gavin The Pimpernel Prunty, JJ McDonagh, Alan Donnelan and Darren Cruise.
Tickets on sale now from only 40 at ticketgroup.ie or call 087 9719193 and 01 4560213.