1 July 2010 – By Cormac Campbell
European light-welterweight champion Paul McCloskey could square off with Italian rival Guiseppe Lauri for a second time, if media reports are to be believed.
It has been reported that the EBU has ordered a second clash between the duo despite the Irishman having KOed Lauri in the 11th round at the Kings Hall last month.
Speaking to irish-boxing.com McCloskey said that he was somewhat in the dark over the news.
Ive heard nothing official, but I should be sitting down with Matchroom in the next week to ten days so I should know then, he said.
It would be a bit like going over old ground, but if that is what I have to do then that is what I have to do. It isnt a learning fight anymore so ideally I would like a stiffer test.
If it does happen it would be a different fight. He dragged me in the last time but when I boxed it was so easy Id be a lot crisper the next time.
Despite getting dragged into a war in June, the Dungiven native won himself countless fans for his display of guts and in the end chilling power.
I fought a fight that pleased the crowd but not (coach) John Breen or myself. The injuries have healed up, I had a nice holiday and I will start back into light training like skipping or shadow boxing in the next week.