Emmet Brennan is dreaming much bigger after living the dream over the weekend.
The Dubliner found himself on a massive Katie Taylor undercard last Saturday, just months after making his pro debut, and ended up winning a title in just his second fight.
The Olympian admits fighting on such a card so close to his home and claiming the BUI light heavyweight Celtic for himself after the fight of the undercard was the stuff of dreams.
However, the 32-year-old in now looking to upgrade and is dreaming bigger.
A trip to Croke Park is now in Brennan’s sights.
“It was a dream come true. I only live a kilometre from the 3Arena so it’s something I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid and obviously we’ve been starved of professional boxing for the last few years in Ireland,” he said of Saturdays win over Jamie Morrissey.
“I didn’t actually think that the dream was going to come true, especially in my second professional fight, so for me yeah, it was a dream come true.
“I was trying to take the week in, I was trying to take the experience in and what an experience it was.
“Then obviously to see Katie do the business in the fashion that she did it in, coming back from defeat and a heavy defeat at that, the atmosphere was unbelievable.”
The win for Taylor could prove as big for Brennan as his own victory. T
he trailblazer’s undisputed light welterweight victory over Chantelle Cameron has set up a potential trilogy, with Eddie Hearn looking to make the rubber match at GAA Headquarters.
Having impressed in terms of ticket sales and performance Brennan, who has strong links to Matchroom via his manager Darren Barker, is confident he will get a slot if Croke Park goes ahead.
“I’m after putting my best foot forward and I have a good manager [Darren Barker] who has close ties with Matchroom and DAZN, so I would be extremely confident that I’m going to get on that show,” he added.
“You saw the show on Saturday, a few of the fights after mine, you could probably hear a pin drop in the crowd, there wasn’t much excitement around the fights, but people know when I come to fight I’m going to be an exciting fight.”
Emmet Brennan, with his backroom team, after defeating Jamie Morrissey in their BUI Celtic light-heavyweight bout at the 3Arena in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
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