By Phil D. Jay
Promoter Mick Hennessy's recent comment that Willie Casey had missed his chance to fight Kid Galahad has been met with a return offer from the former European super-bantamweight champion.
Hennessy told media at the Fury v Rogan press conference recently that Casey had lost his chance to fight the 22 year-old after turning down a proposed contest for last month. Jason Booth took the fight in Casey's place, losing on points, but the Irishman has hit back at Hennessy with a 20,000 offer of his own and hopes to re-ignite a challenge against the now WBC International champion.
I was to fight him and he got injured, then there was further talk but nothing materialised, Casey told World Boxing News.
My promoter made the offer tonight. I dont care where I fight him. I'll go to his back yard if required.
Im ready for Kid Galahad and hopefully they will accept the 20,000 Euro offer and we can do it winner-take-all, he added.
Casey, 30, has come back with two impressive stoppages since losing his only world title shot against the Cuban superstar Guillermo Rigondeaux and a victory over Galahad would put the Limerick man in title contention once again.
Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net
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