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Belfast super bantam teen turns pro

Another teenage Irish boxer has decided to make the big move and turn professional.

One week after Cork 17-year-old James Power made the move, 18-year-old Belfast super bantamweight Ruadhan Farrell has confirmed his switch.

The North Belfast youngster has linked up with Assassin Boxing for his assault on the pro game and will be trained by the legendary John Breen and Eamonn Magee.

After a solid amateur career with the Newington Patsy Quinn club, the counter puncher has been keen on a pro move over the past year and has been in contact with numerous managers.

In anticipation of a move, Farrell has been fighting on the semi-pro circuit in Ulster, winning numerous fights.

The teenager is expected to debut early next year.

Farrell said that “I’m happy to announce that today I sign my first pro contract with Assassin romotions, under managment of kaz evans. Couldnt thank kaz enough for what hes done for me over last couple of weeks – the best team in the business to bring the best out of me and bring me to the top of the sport!”

“I’ll also be training full time with John Breen, the main man. I’ll have words soon on when my debut will be etc but from now on in it’s all about working and training.”

“Thank you to everyone over the years that believed in me, this is only the start on my jounrey to the top.”

Farrell is the latest Irish fighter to join the Assassin stable who now boast well over a dozen boxers from these shores.

Stay tuned to Irish-Boxing.com for an introductory interview with ‘Rudy’ Farrell in the coming days.


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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