Action packed weekend for Irish boxing – who’s fighting when and where?

It’s an action packed weekend for Irish boxing with a lot for fans to keep up with.

Not only are there two stacked cards in Belfast, but there are relatively big fights abroad.

Another #MTKFightNight takes centre stage at the Ulster Hall on Friday. The card is topped by Paddy Barnes and Jay Harris in a fight with great entertainment potential. The populated undercard has step up fight, debuts and comebacks. One of Belfast favourite son’s Tommy McCarthy will also fight on Friday but not on at the Ulster Hall as he tops a Matchroom Italy card.

Saturday and the focus shifts to the Devenish as the ninth installment of the Celtic Clash series plays out.

Joe Fitzpatrick returns to the top of the bill and could open big fight doors with a BUI Celtic title win, although he faces a tough opponent in the literal sense in the form of Iago Barros.

The card also has some intriguing all Irish fights and like the show the night before has some interesting debuts. Portlaoise native and former world champion TJ Doheny returns on the same night in Chicago.


Friday 11, October 2019

PalaTrento, Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

Fabio Turchi versus Tommy McCarthy

#MTKFightNight Ulster Hall, Belfast

Jay Harris vs Paddy Barnes IBF Inter Continental Fly Title
Sean McComb vs Emiliano Dominguez Rodriguez
Lewis Crocker vs Ohio kain Iremiren
Gary Cully vs Danny Mendoza
Paddy Donovan vs Arturo Lopez
Conrad Cummings vs Adam Grabiec
Sean Gerard Duffy vs Edwin Tellez
Pierce O’Leary vs Oscar Amador
Ruairi Dalton vs Jose Hernandez

Saturday 12, October 2019

Wintrust Arena, Chicago

TJ Doheny vs Jesus Martinez

Celtic Clash 9 Devenish Complex

Joe Fitzpatrick vs Iago Barros vacant BUI Celtic Light Title
Sean McGlinchey vs Julio Cesar
Conor Cooke vs Staz Tomasevski
Kelvin McDonald vs Stephen McAfee
Sam Carroll vs Luke Fash
Eddie Treacy vs Victor Edagha
Senan Kelly vs Naheem Chaudhry
Owen O’Neill vs Paul Cummings
Aaron Gethins vs TBA
Tony McGlynn vs Dominik Csaba Karoly
James Lynch vs Gary McGuire
Dominic Donegan vs Kristaps Zulgis
Conor Doherty vs Pawel Martyniuk 1 1 0

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