14 October 2008 – by Mark Doyle
Sam Hill has been confirmed as John Duddys opponent for his November 21 outing at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City.
A victory over the 38-year-old Hill in a catch-weight contest at 157lbs will pave the way for a mouth-watering light-middleweight match-up with Ronald Hearns, a bout which irish-boxing.com understands has been agreed in principle for The Theater in Madison Square Garden.
It has been rumoured that Duddy, should he defeat the highly-rated Hearns, will then be paired off with IBF light-middleweight champion Verno Phillips.
However, irish-boxing.com has learned that Team Duddy are not targeting any champion in particular and are solely focused on securing Duddy a major bout for his St. Patricks Day event at Madison Square Garden on March 15.