James McGivern [7(2)-0] has been handed the chance to win silverware for the first time in his career – and could buckle a belt around his waist before the year is out.
‘The Natural’ was confirmed as a participant of the first show to travel as far north as Donegal in 13 years this morning.
Even more exciting, the BUI have confirmed that when he goes to work on the ’Rumble In The Hills’ at the Aura Leisure Complex in Letterkenny on November 18 a title will be on the line.
The Boxing Union of Ireland have sanctioned a BUI Celtic title fight between the Jason Quigley mentored stylist and Josh Sandford.
Regardless of the hardware on offer it’s an intriguing fight, a battle of undefeated prospects, as like McGiverm the Scot comes to the ring with his duck egg intact.
A battle of the undefeated. A bout between @jamesmcgivern17 and Josh Sandford has been sanctioned for the BUI Celtic Lightweight title. James is 7-0 and Josh is 6-0, it promises to be a brilliant contest. @Irishboxingcom @BoxingTicketsNI @crueljohno— BoxingUnionOfIreland (@boxingunionIRL) October 4, 2023
The title element adds a real sense of occasion and increases the excitement around a card that hosts fights for Joe Ward, Craig O’Brien, Danny Boyle, the Walsh brothers Liam and Paddy as well as Cain Lewis.
There is also an element of third-time lucky with regard to the title for the Belfast prospect, as he twice saw BUI Celtic lightweight title fights with Tony McGlynn fall through.