By James Slater
Veteran heavyweight and former Commonwealth champion Martin Rogan is itching to get back in the ring and he has three names on mind for when he does so. Speaking with The Belfast Newsletter, the former “Prizefighter” winner said he wants to challenge for the British and Commonwealth belts soon and has a plan to get himself in line: “I want to face Sam Sexton again, I want to fight Dereck Chisora and I want to knock out Darren Corbett,” the 42-year-old said. “Those are the guys I want to take care of first and then we’ll see what is next. At time moment in time I am ranked six in Britain and I am ranked 44 in the world. I will fight anyone and I want a shot at the British and Commonwealth titles. I have been training away and I will be ready when the time opportunity arises.”
Rogan, 16-4(8) also gave The Belfast Newsletter his pre-fight prediction on the in-the-works, reportedly close to being finalised Tyson Fury-David Haye clash.
“I think Haye will destroy him,” Rogan, who lost via 5th-round stoppage to Fury, said. “David will not be scared of Tyson and if I was Tyson I would be wary of Haye. He is a great fighter, he’s dedicated and he can bang. Haye, Fury and Wladimir Klitschko all have fought Chisora. Haye put him to sleep while Fury and Wladimir could not stop Chisora. Haye and his coach Adam Booth just get on with their business and they will have a game-plan for Tyson.”
Rogan was last seen losing a decision to Audley Harrison in February’s latest heavyweight instalment of “Prizefighter.” With Harrison also set to fight again, maybe we will see a Harrison-Rogan III?