BOXING: Dublin Docklands star ready for next step

Brennan offers another Kerry Dublin battle

by Jonny Stapleton
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Jonny Stapleton

Emmet Brennan has proposed an another massive best in Ireland Dublin v Kerry battle.

Just days after the Dubs beat their old rivals to claim to win Sam Maguire at Croke Park, the Olympian offered Kevin Cronin a chance to get revenge for Kerry in the boxing ring.

The Darren Barker and Joe Calzaghe mentored super middleweight has been paying attention to the back and forth between Cronin and Craig McCarthy, the fighter ‘The Kingdom Warrior’ is mandated to fight for the Irish super middleweight title.

Brennan’s interest has been peaked by the fact they can’t seem to agree terms to fight.

Cronin has recently revealed Conlan Boxing are trying to make the fight for an RDS-hosted Dublin show on September 16 but has accused the Waterford man of ‘trying to price himself out of the fight’.

Title-hungry Brennan didn’t waste time in offering to step in, stating he would willing to share the ring with Cronin in that venue and on that date.

Brennan, who like Cronin was at Croke Park supporting his county on All Ireland day argues now is the perfect time for a Dublin – Kerry rivalry.

“If they need someone to save the day there’s no better and more relevant time for a Dublin versus Kerry Irish title fight than now,” the Inner City Dubliner said.  

“I’d be more than happy to step in a very easy fight to make and a huge fight to build with a big Dublin fan against a big Kerry fan.

“I have a lot of respect for Kevin he seems to want to be in the biggest fights possible if there’s a hold up and the current fight isn’t happening I’d defiantly step up. Brennan v Cronin, Dublin v Kerry it’s the biggest domestic fight possible.”

The willingness to fight is in keeping with the xx-year-old’s fast track desire and his approach since he

announced his decision to turn over.

However, it’s very unlikely Brennan would be sanctioned to fight for the Irish title just yet, as the Dub, who debuted in Belfast in xx,  has yet to fight over the eight round distance.

Which in turn means it’s a match up that could prove high risk low reward for the Kerry favourite, although he has proved himself domestic willing considering he has twice shared the ring with Limerick’s Jamie Morrissey.

Regardless of who Cronin may fight on the bill Dublin fight fans will be glad to hear another fight night returns to the city. Former world title challenger and older brother of Olympic medal winner Jamie Conlan has revealed a show is set for the RDS and September 16.

‘The Mighty Celt’ Tyrone McKenna will top the bill in an IBO world title fight, Graham McCormack and Dominic Donegan will rematch for the BUI Celtic middleweight title and Senan Kelly and Dave Ryan look likely to trade leather for the same belt at welterweight.

The Gazette also understands Elite Sports Promotions are planning a show later in September and Matchroom will bring Katie Taylor back to Dublin on November 25.

Dublin Docklands star Emmett Brennan who recently turned professional


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