Willie Casey wants another title shot

Limerick boxer Willie Casey has his sights set on another title challenge and a return to Super Bantemweight.

Limerick boxer Willie Casey has his sights set on another title challenge and a return to Super Bantemweight.

The Southill pro-boxer accepted a late invitation to travel to Denmark for the title fight on Saturday and also had to make a step-up in weight to face Andreas Evensen.

But now The Big Bang is more likely to drop back down to Super Bantemweight and could return to the ring in June.

“My promoters, Emerald Promotions, are looking into the possibility of staging our own show here in Ireland and there is a chance that I could fight for the WIB International belt at Super Bantemweight,” Willie Casey said this Monday on his return to Limerick.

Despite losing a majority decision after 12 rounds in Denmark, Casey said that the gamble was worthwhile.

“Of course I am disappointed by I live to fight another day. We knew that is was always a big risk but there was a big reward with the title,” explained Casey.

“The problem is that there are now shows in Ireland and no exposure with television so we are been forced to take risks like this,” said the former European champion.

“It was always going to be a 50-50 fight and I think that there were things that I could have done different and maybe even knocked him out. I am not sorry I took the fight and on another night I could have got the decision.”

The step up in weights meant that Casey entered the ring eight pounds lighter that his Colombia-born opponent.

“There were plenty positives from the fight and for me it was the first time that I went 12-rounds and I am very happy with that. It was great exposure for me also - it was shown on Boxing Nation and that goes across the world,” outlined Casey.

The judges score card read 115-113, 114-114, 115-113, but Casey felt he was close to victory.

“It is another loss for my career but there were positives from it. I am sure that something good will come from it. It is still a learning curve for me and now I just want to get back into the ring as soon as possible. I know now that I can go 12-rounds and thats good to know for the future,” said the Southill man, who was defeated by in his world title bid just over 12-months ago.

“Overall I am happy that we took the fight. Now I just want the fights to keep on coming and the sooner the better,” said Casey.

He returned to Limerick on Monday and will remain with his family for a rest before planning for his next fight and returning to Belfast, where he now trains.