by Jonny Stapleton
Willie Casey claims the turmoil and uncertainty of the last few weeks will not stop him coming back with a bang this Saturday night.
The Limerick man returns to the ring for the first time since his world title lose to Guillermo Rigondeaux on the under card of Tyson Fury’s Belfast debut and on the back of a turbulent few weeks.
However, Big Bang is confident the cancelation of his September 3 Limerick show and a last minute decision to turn down a possible European title fight with Carl Frampton will have no ill affect on his ring return.
“I am excited to be back on such a big show. I am really looking forward to it. The last few weeks were a little bit of a distraction,” Casey told Mirror Sport. “I was ready to take that European title fight, but we decided to stick to the three fight plan before chasing European honours. I was upset with a few things fans said, but that’s boxing. I was focused on the fight before and I am now. I didn’t effect my preparation and it won’t it won’t affect my performance.”
Casey was adamant he didn’t want a easy return and experienced opponent Daniel Kodjo will certainly test him in the Kings Hall.
“You just have to look at his record to see how good he is and he hasn’t taken this fight last minute. He has extra time to prepare. He knows a win over me will put him contention.You can be sure he is training hard to beat me.”