PATRICK Hyland and Gary O’Sullivan are not the only Irish fighters taking to the ring in New York on St Patrick’s weekend.
Somewhat of a forgotten man ‘The Quiet Man’ Stevie Quinn Jr will also be in action, trading leather at the Jersey City Armory.
Quinn debuted against Del Roy Spacey, the same fighter that his father fought in his last pro bout and captured some media attention as he moved to Panama in a bid to forge out a career.
The 22 year old has now relocated stateside and takes on Jonesboro’s Stephon McIntyre, for the not so prestigious and controversial World Boxing Union (WBU) Youth Super Bantamweight title on the Global Boxing Promotions and LGM Promotions co promoted FISTS OF THE FIGHTING IRISH event at Jersey City Armory.
Should he be successful in his quest on Saturday, Quinn Jr. would have not just the one reason to celebrate, but three, as this will be the first time the 22 year old from Newtownards, Northern Ireland, fights in America and of course as Irishmen the World over know it’s also St Patrick’s day.
FISTS OF THE FIGHTING IRISH has an international flavor, and not just because of Quinn Jr’s attendance, but the huge undercard also features two of JAY Z’s RocNations prospects will be on the card – China’s Olympic Gold Medalist Wang Zhimin and Chinese Heavyweight Zhang Zhilei – as well as Dominican Republic’s Wellington Ramero, who makes his seventh pro outing.
In addition to the mighty international contingent, the USA is also well represented on the card by amongst others, Kansas City’s unbeaten Super Bantamweight star John Franklin, who takes on New Haven’s Josh Crespo in an eight rounder.
Jersey City’s very own unbeaten Heavyweight Tyrell Wright seeks to add another win to his record, when he goes head to head with Washington DC’s Alando Pugh in a four rounder.
Asbury’s unbeaten Hakim ‘Braveheart’ Bryant will be looking to make it three out of three when he takes on Puerto Rico’s Jesus Sosa Pagan in a four round Middleweight contest.
Another of Jersey City’s finest, Jose ‘Prime Time’ Ortiz, will be seeking to build on his unbeaten run of three, when he locks horns with Middletown’s big punching Tyrone Luckey.
Union City’s outstanding welterweight prospect Juan ‘The Beast’ Rodriguez Jr. will also be inaction, against a yet to be announced opponent.
In addition the FISTS OF THE FIGHTING IRISH event hosts the highly anticipated pro debut of amateur standout Darren Goodall, who faces fellow debutant Portland Pringle.
Brayon Rendon will also making his debut on Saturday, against Frank Jordan. On announcing the World Boxing Union Youth World Championship bout, WBU President Don Lewis said.
“It’s St Patrick’s night so what could be better than having an Irish lad battling it out for a WBU World title. I expect there will be a lot of Irish fans there to support young Stevie on Saturday night, and if he wins, it could be a very long night of celebration by Stevie and the Irish fans. He’s going to have to work for it though as Stephon McIntyre is also a battler.
“It’s going to be a great night of boxing, the fans are going to love every minute of it and for the WBU, well we’ll have cause to celebrate too as we’ll have a new champion crowned.”
Stevie Quinn Jr. versus Stephon McIntyre, for the World Boxing Union Youth Super bantamweight World title, headline the Global Boxing Promotions and LGM Promotions co promoted FISTS OF THE FIGHTING IRISH event, which takes place at the Jersey City Armory on Saturday 14th March 2015.
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