Magee wants big scalp and to continue Indian Summer

By Jonny Stapleton

Brain Magee will continue his career Indian Summer by trying to take a major super middleweight scalp this Winter.

The recently crowned WBA interim champion will return to action later in the year, but will wait to see the lay of the super middleweight land before announcing an opponent.

Carl Froch and Andre Ward bring to an end to the Super Six tournament as they compete for the WBC and WBA titles in late Ocotber and Magee, who has Froch previous, would love to face the winner.

The destination of the WBO and IBF titles will also be decided on November 5 as Robert Stieglitz and Mikkel Kessler and Lucian Bute and Andre Ward do battle respectfully.

Magee’s manager Pat Magee, no relation, will wait for the fall out of those fights before securing the 36 year old Belfast man another massive fight.

The experienced manager is adamant the former European and British champion, who added the WBA interim title to his belt collection by defeating Jamie Barboza in Cota Rica this year, is in demand and is not short of offers.

However, the former Holy Trinity Amateur, who has also been linked with Kelly Pavilk and George Groves, will wait to see how the division is shaping up after a massive two weeks of super middleweight action.

“Brian is in a great position at present. Ideally we would like a fight in late November, but we will wait to see how the super middleweight division looks after the super six and the world title fights. Brain could defend his title against a big name or defend and then get a big name. After those fights a lot of super middleweight contenders will be looking to get back in the mix. The winners and champions are also an option for Brian. So Brian Magee could challenge again for a World title. We will sum up the best offer and go from there,” Pat Magee told www.irish-boxing.com.

A late November clash would prove too soon for any of the fighters challenging for world titles in the Autumn, but not for new WBA regular champion Karoly Balzsay.

Balzsay recorded somewhat of a surprise result over Stanyslav Kashtanov to take the strap that Magee is now mandatory for, but it was a welcome surprise for Pat Magee.

“Balzay won the WBA belt recently and Brian is next in line for that. He wasn’t expected to win but his victory is ok by us. I think we can do business with his team and they have money behind them.”

 

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