Peter McDonagh and Dean Byrne put on a show at the National Stadium last weekend for the Irish welterweight title, with McDonagh emerging victorious after a ten round battle.
With the win, the Galway man secured his third Irish belt, and is now aiming for a European title fight against the winner of Paulie Malignaggi and Gianluca Branco.
However, another former Irish champion, Frankie Gavin, believes that McDonagh doesn’t merit this shot – and the Birmingham-born man feels that the winner of his British and Commonwealth title fight with Sam Eggington should get a crack at the European belt first.
Respect to Peter mcdonagh but he shouldn't get a euro shot next not above me an Sam no way
— Frankie Gavin ₯ (@frankiegavin1) November 7, 2015
Gavin was due to challenge for cross-city rival Eggington’s belts last month in Birmingham, but had to withdraw due to injury.
This fight is set to be rescheduled for early next year.