Fagan plans quick return

3 February 2009 – By Cormac Campbell

Oisin Fagan believes he is 90 percent on his way to full fitness and is gunning for a shot on the Bernard Dunne v Ricardo Cordoba World Title bill on March 21.

Dubliner Fagan looked set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after breaking his leg in a clash with Amir Khan in December, but speaking to irish-boxing.com he said he could be back in the ring in the spring.

“The leg is tender but since the cast has come off last week I’ve been working out hard and am back to 90 percent, so another three to four weeks I’ll be 100 percent,” he beamed.

“I would love to get on the Dunne card and my fitness is good. Since two days after my surgery, I have run five miles a day on crutches and if not that, I shadowboxed in a swivel chair for an hour.

“I weighed in – after a turkey-filled Christmas – 10 stone 5 and am down to 10 stone 3 now. The leg is tender but since the cast has come off last week I’ve been working out hard.”

Options wise, it seems likely that Fagan’s comeback will focus on the domestic scene, with bouts against the likes of Andrew Murray and Michael Kelly among the most appealing.

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