Casey’s back with a bang

LIMERICK pro-boxer Willie Casey returned to the ring last weekend with a ‘Big Bang’.

LIMERICK pro-boxer Willie Casey returned to the ring last weekend with a ‘Big Bang’.

After months of frustration and a management change, the Southill man wasted little time getting back into his rhythm and had David Kanalas beaten in just over two minutes.

The Emerald Promotions card in Belfast was a low key return for Casey, who had been back in the ring just once since his failed world title bid last March.

Now ‘The Big Bang’ wants to re-establish himself as a title contender in 2012.

“There are big fights out there and I am open to them all. I said it from the start of my career you can get me in with all the journey men you want and the same thing that happened tonight will happen. I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way, but when the big bang comes they go. I want the big fights. Tell all the big super bantamweight fighters out there I want them and to get in touch,” said the Limerick man, who turned 30 over Christmas.

“We are looking at a possible title fight in Dublin in April now. It will be a well respected title. It won’t be a Mickey mouse one. Thankfully Emerald Promotions are on board with us and they are going to bang out the shows,” he said after his first round knockout.

Meanwhile, fellow Limerick professional boxer, Andy Lee has again thrown down the gauntlet to WBC World Middleweight Champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.