By Jonny Stapleton
Irish fight fans shouldn’t be to0 disconsolate by the cancellation of next weeks Frank Warren’s heavily Irish flavoured fight card, as it gives them the opportunity to see the mouthwatering domestic dust up they have been craving, according to Anthony Fitzgerald.
Stephen Ormond, Tommy Tolan, Karl Brabazon and significantly for the Dubliner, Gary O’Sullivan all saw scheduled Box Nation broadcast fights go down on Thursday.
Despite Queensberry declaring they will re run the show in Dublin in the New Year the Irish boxing fraternity have been mourning the loss of a Christmas cracker.
‘Fitzy’, however, is eager to bring Christmas cheer to the domestic faithful and urged them to take the positives from the weekends events.
The WBA world top 15 fighter believes the cancellation has re opened the door to a ’Spike’ showdown.
The EBA middleweight champion and Irish super middleweight strap owner has put himself forward to fight the Irish middleweight champion on any rescheduled show.
“I am gutted for the lads. It was a big opportunity for them and it was a show that could have really helped boxing over here. I was looking forward to seeing Stephen win. I was confident he would, but it is not all bad news. It paves the way for me and Spike now,” Fitzgerald told www.irish-boxing.com.
“I was asked to fight Spike on that show, but we had some money issue. I didn’t know it was on TV and I said I would take what they offered if it was. I also thought that fight made a lot more sense in Ireland and that can happen now. If Warren brings that show I want a fight with Spike on it. Not only do I want it so do everyone in Ireland, but does he? It is time to see which one of us is the better fighter. It is a fight that will pack the house out and the whole of Ireland and Britain, if its on Box Nation can see me win.”