06 August 2009 – By Mark Doyle
James Moore has confirmed his interest in a mouth-watering match-up with Irish light-middleweight champion Neil Sinclair.
New York-based Moore has not fought in Ireland since 2006, when he stopped Salaheddine Sarhani in four rounds at the National Stadium in Dublin.
As a result, he feels a return is long overdue and is hoping that his comeback can be an Irish title fight against Sinclair, on the undercard of Martin Rogans rematch with Sam Sexton in Belfast on October 9.
“My Irish manager Tommy Egan contacted me about the fight and I was instantly interested,” Moore explained.
“Sinky and myself would make a quality Irish title fight. We are both big punchers and it would most certainly be a shoot out between two bangers. I am certain it wouldnt go the distance and one of us would be stopped.
“I have the utmost respect for Sinky and I would have to be at my best to beat him. Personally, I would love the fight to be made. I would love to fight in Ireland again and it could possibly be the start of a European journey for me.
“My last fight in the Odyssey was back in 2001 when I won bronze in the world amateur championships. I would love to return to the venue and win again.
“I think its a fight the fans want, too. Two former amateur Irish stars doing battle for a title in front of a sell-out crowd. It would be a great support bout for an exciting Rogan and Sexton showdown.”