Dean Dodge has questioned Danny Carr’s desire ahead of their super-featherweight title on Friday’s MTK Fight Night. The clash of unbeaten fighters sees Dodge (9-0-1, 3 KOs) take on Carr (11-0-1, 4 KOs) at the University of Bolton Stadium, live in the US on ESPN+ and worldwide on IFL TV. The war of words between the two men has been brewing over the last few weeks, and Dodge feels that Carr may come up short due to distractions outside of the ring.
Dodge said: “I think Danny Carr is past it now. I know he has a few businesses outside of boxing, so I don’t know if he wants to box. Maybe this is his last stab in the dark for a chance. I knew of Danny from the amateurs as he was the weight below me, and we have seen plenty of tapes on him. This fight is going to be a barnstormer and definitely one that the public will love. We’ve seen his weaknesses, and it’s for me to know and for the world to find out. I believe on the night I’ll be too strong and too big for him. I see myself stopping him late on.”
Meanwhile, Carr believes he is levels above Dodge. The fight will also serve as an eliminator for the English super featherweight title, and Carr thinks he will have far too much for his opponent. Carr said: “Dean hasn’t boxed at this level. I believe in myself and I’m very confident that I’m going to come out victorious and beat Dean Dodge in very good fashion. I’m sure he will be game and will try and rip the belt away from me, but he won’t. I like it when they come for a tear up, as it’s where I come into my own. It’s great that the fight is an English title eliminator as well, as the English belt is what I have had my eye on for a while, so I would love to win that title.”