By Jonny Stapleton
Tyson Fury has asked the Irish media to goad Martin Rogan into fighting him this November.
The British and Commonwealth champion, who ensured a successful King’s Hall debut on Saturday night with a fifth round stoppage, claims he has all put given up on his Irish title dream.
The giant heavyweight, who steps over rather than ducks under the ropes when entering the ring, claims neither of the viable Irish big men Martin Rogan or Coleman Barrett are big enough to fight him.
Fury was keen to fight either particularly Rogan but has managed only to trade insults and not blows with the inaugural Prizefighter winner.
He suggested the only way he will get his hands on the Irish domestic strap is if the BUI give it to him as a souvenir unless the press can play matchmaker and get the ‘Iron Man’ to finally agree to fight.
“I’ve always wanted an Irish title, but it’s looking like we’re not going to be able to get one of the Irish guys to fight me. If you guys can coax Martin Rogan into a fight with me, I’m ready and waiting. If not, I don’t think I’m ever going to get it now, because Coleman Barrett doesn’t want to fight, Big Rogie doesn’t, and I don’t think Kevin McBride does either, so I’ve probably had it – unless they want to give it to me for a souvenir.”