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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Boxer's son takes big-fight furore in his stride

Louise Hogan

Louise Hogan

THERE'S very little that can't be sorted out over a cup of tea.

His father may be about to come to blows in the ring but little Terry Casey (4) was blissfully unaware of the impending furore as he sipped a cup of 'scald' alongside Guillermo 'The Jackal' Rigondeaux. Cuban-born Rigondeaux, a two-time Olympic champ, also seemed unperturbed by the announcement he would be putting his WBA World super-bantamweight title on the line against Limerick-born Willie 'Big Bang' Casey at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin on March 19.

Casey, from Southill in Limerick, upped the ante from the start as he claimed the belt wouldn't be leaving Ireland.

Rigondeaux already has a proven record in Ireland after winning his first amateur world title in Belfast in 2001. Around 3,000 of the 4,200 tickets for the fight have already been sold.

Irish Independent

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