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All Aboard – Polish Express turns pro

The Boxing Ireland stable continues to expand at a rapid rate following the addition of another fighter.

It has been announced that light welterweight Szymon Holona has put pen to paper on a managerial deal with the outfit behind the Celtic Clash series.

Born in the southwestern Polish town of Rybnik but living in Dublin the last few years, Holona is a game power puncher.

Having boxed amateur both in Ireland and Poland – including winning the Irish Novice title – ‘The Polish Express’ also fought on the semi-pro circuit as well. Most notably, Holona engaged in a war with new stablemate Martin Quinn.

The big-punching Pole has been training at the Hyland Boxing Academy for a prolonged period and is the latest boxer from Eddie’s stable to join up with Boxing Ireland following Carl McDonald, Jake Hanney, Graham McCormack, and Siobhán O’Leary.

A debut date will be confirmed shortly, with an appearance on a to-be-announced show in September the plan.

Holona is the second Irish-Polish boxer to turn pro in recent weeks following Ulster heavyweight champion Karol Długosz who has linked up with Frank Warren.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)


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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie