Photograph: Matchroom Boxing
Conall Carmichael is fully aware that his career is at a crossroads and the veteran cruiserweight will have to act fast if he is to strap a professional title around his waist. Conall boxes African survivor Moses Matovu over four rounds on Friday, June 20, providing promoter Barry McGuigan with the “big guy” he craves to finely balance the Waterfront card.
“I’m under no illusions, I’m 35 years of age now so I’m looking to go out and put on a good performance,” said Carmichael who has already beaten Matovu on his 2012 debut.
“I know I’m not fighting a world beater but hopefully I can work more with Barry. There are a couple of good fighters in Ireland and in England as well. Tims and Sweeney are over here and then there are the likes of Jon-Lewis Dickinson, who just got beaten for a British title, and Tony Conquest, so there’s a good mix.”
Carmichael boasts a 4-1 record with the only blemish coming just over a year ago at the fists of Welshman Hari Miles in the cruiserweight Prizefighter. If big Conall grabs the win as expected tomorrow night then Barry McGuigan also seems keen on working with the Holy Trinity boxer on making future title fights a reality.
“There’s about 100 people out there looking to challenge him but we just want to get the ring rust off,” said Barry.
“We get it on twitter all the time, with guys coming out of retirement looking to fight Conall. We just want to get him a win, get him busy and increase the activity. Sweeney’s thrown his hat into the ring. We can get Conall into Celtic title fights as well so there are lots of opportunities.”
Conall was a quality Irish international amateur boxer. See him fight current pound-for-pound star Andre Ward below.