The Irish public are once again demanding the gloves of former boxing champion Michael Collins.
Mr Collins was a heavyweight champion for the last six years before he retired in 2008.
The former boxer won the Commonwealth title by defeating Irishman Anthony DeLuca in the ring, but he lost his belt in a controversial decision at Wembley Arena in 2007.
His fight against boxer DeLucas was seen as the biggest of the decade, with the Irishman taking home the title, which is currently held by George Groves.
In an attempt to secure a fight with the champion, Mr Collins’ promoter Dave Kelly decided to put the gloves on the gloves that had been given to him by Mr DeLucA spokesman for Mr Kelly said he had a “very good conversation” with Mr Collins last week and that the boxer had agreed to a fight.
The spokesman said: “He was very happy to have the gloves in hand, as it was a long time ago, he said.”
He told us that he’d been thinking about it for a while and he was happy to fight and he wanted to fight in Ireland and he also wanted to go for the title.””
He was really happy to be getting the gloves and wanted to make sure he was getting them to be ready for the fight.
“We’d heard a few of his fights had been very well received and he had been doing well and he’d enjoyed the fight and the fact that it was his fight and that he had won it.”
It’s a very big deal for him, and we’re very pleased he’s taking the gloves to fight the champion again.
“As we said before, this is his fight, he’s the champion.”
Irish boxing commentator Mick McGrath said that Mr Collins would be “happy to have his gloves back”.
“I can’t think of anything more important than to have a champion who has done it for 20 years,” he said, adding that he hoped Mr Collins and his boxing gloves would return to Ireland.
Mr McGrath also said that if Mr Collins did get the gloves back, he would be delighted.
“You can bet I’ll be going out and getting my gloves,” he added.
“I’d love to have them back.
I’d like to have it back and I’d love for it to be back.”
If it comes back, it’ll be a really nice moment for him and a great opportunity for his career.
“The gloves are a big deal to Michael Collins and he’ll be happy to get them back.”
“I’m hoping he does and I think it will be an honour to have those gloves.”