Darren Till: ‘Sean O’Malley is gonna be good, but take your loss, have respect’

Darren Till: ‘Sean O’Malley is gonna be good, but take your loss, have respect’

Darren Till wasn’t impressed by Sean O’Malley’s reaction to his recent defeat to Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera.

By Oscar Willis - 25 Aug 2020

Darren Till thinks Sean O’Malley might be a future champion, but wasn’t impressed with the bantamweight’s defeat — and subsequent reaction — to Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera.

Speaking to Michael Bisping on the “>Believe You Me podcast, Till revealed he was left confused by O’Malley’s sour reaction to Vera’s win, after the American claimed it was a fluke victory that vera shouldn’t be celebrating.

“I really like Sean and I think he’s gonna be good, but you got beat, man. Take your loss, have respect, you will be a champion yet in the future, but don’t start calling the guy who just beat you a journeyman,” Till said.

“I’m not throwing disrespect at him. I think he’s a good fighter, but there’s two things that stuck out in my mind. One, is the way that he lost [with his ankle] and it just makes me think that I fought three complete rounds with a torn MCL. My knees are fucked. I know what I had to fight with for those three rounds. I couldn’t use what I’m best at. I’m a master of movement and I couldn’t do it. I was there. There was no way I was going. Even when Rob took me down, I was in so much pain and I was like, ‘Get back up, get back up, get back up.’

“Number two, I just think the way he’s handling it after the fight, ‘Oh, he’s a journeyman, I’m gonna be a champion,’ mate, just take the loss. Give the respect and you’ll be a champion. Just forget all of that.”