by Jonny Stapleton
Willie Casey will have to find another route back into title contention after Mick Hennessy revealed he has missed his chance to fight rising English star Kid Galahad.
Hennessy, who was in Belfast this week to officially announce the Tyson Fury and Martin Rogan card, claims ‘Big Bang’ turned down the chance to fight the Sheffield based super bantamweight with eight weeks notice.
The Limerick favourite has expressed his desire for a note worthy fight and has never backed down from a challenge- but according to Hennessy he had the chance to bully ‘The Kid’ early this month. Tyson Fury’s promoter said Casey and not Jason Booth was the original target of the Galahad’s last bout, but despite eight weeks notice the popular Southill slugger graciously turned down the oppurtuinity.
And as a result the English promoter has elected against giving the popular Limerick southpaw a chance to top a Channel 5 broadcast bill this Spring.
It is bad news for the former European champ as he is desperate to get big fights in 2012 and whilst there certainly is other options pro novice Galahad might have been the preferred option.
“That fight will not happen now,” Hennessy explained. “Willie Casey didn’t want it. That fight was his if he wanted it. He could have fought Galahad instead of Jason Booth. He had eight weeks notice and he turned it down. He had his chance we are looking at other options for Kid’s next fight now.”
Casey might not be on Galahad’s radar anymore but he would be interested in fighting another Irish super bantamweight.
The Brendan Ingle trained stylist would is improving so much he would love to fight and ’take apart’ Carl Frampton, according to his promoter.
“The world is this fighters oyster. Thats what TV does for you.Kid is an exceptional talent. He will be a massive star. What he did to an experienced fighter like Jason Booth was brilliant. He would take apart Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton he is that good.”