Shortt Deadline – Emigrating Sean Creagh wants Stephen Carroll fight soon


Sean Creagh suggests the fact both he and Stephen Carroll were announced as MTK’s latest editions simultaneously was coincidence, but makes it clear ‘Shortty’ is still top of his Christmas wishlist.

The Dublin duo have been linked continuously over the last 18 months with both name dropping each other regularly.

So when they both announced on Friday as having signed with the management outfit, it didn’t take long for people to predict the pair are now back on a collision course.

However, Creagh [7(2)-1(1)] claims a possible bout with his Ballyfermot rival was not the reason he resigned with Mack The Knife Global.

That doesn’t mean the Eddie Hyland trained fighter doesn’t want a domestic dalliance with the fighter he has been strongly linked with in recent times. In fact the Tallaght native claims both ‘Shortty’ and Jake Hanney are top of his wish list for 2018.

“Look I think until myself and Shortty fight we are going to be linked. Anytime either of us is mentioned people are going to talk about the other and this fight,” Creagh told Irish-Boxing.com.

“It will happen. I am open to it and I think he is too. Maybe come Summer time we will fight. I’ll leave that to MTK they know what they’re at.”

“Honestly, I am going leave what happens next year to MTK but Shortty and Jake Hanney is the Christmas wish list and, look, I’d always love another crack at [Tyrone] McKenna buts he has moved on a bit and know I have to build myself and earn a shot. If I beat Jake and Shortty that maybe McKenna could be made. Who knows?”

Creagh spoke about being open to getting some more time to learn under his new coach and former Irish champion Hyland, but he only has nine months to fulfill his domestic title ambitions.

“I would like to get some more experience and more rounds in the bank. I am still a novice pro and learning on the job and with more rounds comes more experience. That would also give me time to gel with Eddie – we really only had one full camp together,” he added before revealing he is Canada-bound in 2018.

“I’m moving to Canada in September so I would like to win a title or two before then.”

“That would really stand to me out there. That’s another plus with MTK Global you can travel the world and these guys will still be there with you. It’s a no brainer, they are the best in business.”

Creaghzy Horse was talking to Irish-Boxing.com just hours after his MTK return was announced and went into detail as to why he decided to return to Matthew Macklin’s stable.

“When I was treated unfairly I got back in touch with the guys from MTK and just took it from there. I was an unattached fighter and they’ve signed me back up which i was delighted with.”

“Personally I decided go with them as I’ve seen first hand how they look after fighters and now I have seen how other guys look after fights and its worlds apart. MTK are the best in the business. I think I would have managed myself if they were not an option or the most honest people in the game.”

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