The link-up is intended to offer a pathway for Irish fighters, allowing them to build in Ireland, the UK, and the East Coast of America.
Founded in Brighton, Assassin have become increasingly prominent on the Irish scene over the past year and a half, signing a raft of fighters and co-promoting the Ireland’s Last Man Standing bill and the cancelled JB Promotions ‘The Beginning’ card.
On Saturday October 6th they run their first show in Ireland, promoting ‘Rise Again’ at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.
Assassin and Murphys have co-operated in the past with Ray Moylette who has featured on a number of bills on the U.S. East Coast.
Fronted by Ken Casey, lead singer of Celtic Punk band the Dropkick Murphys, Murphys Boxing have guided the Stateside careers of a number of Irish fighters.
Immensely well connected, the outfit have been involved in the promotion of major shows with giants such as Premier Boxing Champions, Golden Boy Promotions, and DiBella Entertainment.
On Saturday October 20th they have a big hand on the Matchroom USA bill at the TD Garden in Boston which features a WBA-IBF lightweight title defence for Katie Taylor versus Cindy Serrano, an IBF super featherweight title challenge from James Tennyson versus Tevin Farmer, and an appearance for Niall Kennedy.
Murphys have been looking to enter the Irish scene for some time, with a Waterford show at the RSC being mooted as far back a 2015.
Describing their new partnership, Assassin outlined how “this joint venture will see the two firms join forces to build the best Irish talent in their native country, while also entering into a promotional agreement with the biggest promotional company on the East Coast of America.”
“This unique partnership will see Ireland’s best professionals and newly turned pro’s given the opportunity to fight in the UK and Ireland through a management deal with Ireland’s busiest management team while a promotional agreement will opportunities loom large in the States.”