Sweeney: Carmichael will be taking the easy option if he fights Tims for the Irish title

MICHAEL ‘The Storm’ Sweeney is pulling out all the stops to secure an Irish title fight with Conal Carmichael on the massive Frampton v Martinez II card on September 6.

The Mayo cruiserweight contacted Irish-boxing.com last week and told Irish fight fans a Carmichael v Sweeney domestic dust up would not only prove entertaining, but could help reinvigorate the Irish title.

However, as the last man to hold the belt Ian Tims also proves a viable option if Cyclone Promotions opt to put on a Cruiserweight title fight involving the Belfast fighter that appeared on the Waterfront Brawl card.

Sweeney, who lost to ‘The Tank’ in the last ever Irish Cruiserweight dust up, claims if the two former amateur punchers do trade leather it will be because the Belfast fighter wants an easier fight.

“If Carmichael fights Timsy for the Irish title he will be taking the easier option. Neither Timsy or I have been active over the last few months, but he has been injured I have been in the gym and doing a lot of sparring. Timsy beat me but I wasn’t fit for that fight. I believe I am the best Crusierweight in Ireland and if Carmichael wants the title he should fight me.”

Stephen ‘The Block’ Reynolds was another hoping to challenge for the belt, but the former Irish international and Senior champ became disillusioned waiting for a tilt and the veteran hung up his gloves.


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