Belfast Telegraph

Corbett wants Rogan clash

By David Kelly

Darren Corbett has called on Martin Rogan to get it on for the Irish heavyweight title.



Former Commonwealth cruiserweight champion Corbett, 39, started his career at heavyweight and now wants to face 40-year-old Rogan at the King’s Hall on September 17.

Corbett said: “Maybe it’s getting too late for the King’s Hall bill but even it is later in the year it would be a great fight for the Irish title.

“Rogan’s not getting any younger and neither am I and everyone knows it would be a great scrap, a fight the Belfast fans would love.

“I know I have the power to knock out Martin Rogan and he knows it too.

“There has already been talk about it, it has been put to me and I’ve said yes so it’s up to Rogan what he wants to do.”

Corbett was left flabbergasted by former Commonwealth heavyweight champion Rogan’s decision to turn down a clash with Tyson Fury.

“I heard the money he was offering and if that was me I’d have jumped at it. We’re in a recession and he was offered a fortune,” added Corbett.

“I’m a fighting man with a fighting heart and I’ll fight anyone. So I hope the fight can be made — it would pack the place out, that’s for sure. Everybody knows it would be a cracker.”

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