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It’s A Bout Boxing Ireland show hit by big withdrawal

The next pro show to take place in Ireland has been hit by the withdrawal of one of the major names on the bill.

Táimid Laochra,’ the inaugural ‘It’s A Bout Boxing Ireland‘ show will take place on Saturday April 1st at the National Stadium in Dublin, however it will take place without two-time world title challenger Christina McMahon [7(3)-2(0)].

The Monaghan super flyweight had been initially scheduled to headline the bill in just over two weeks time, but she has pulled out due an illness-hit camp.

‘Lightning’ McMahon confirmed last night that “due to being sick in February and not knowing the outcome or when I would be back, I decided not to take part in this show as I didn’t want to let anyone down last minute – i.e. the promoter, the show, supporters, or an opponent.”

“Sometimes things happen for a reason.”

It had been hoped that McMahon would fight for a rankings title with the WBA on the bill, and the Carrickmacross boxer remains positive that there will be a fight date in the near future.

The card in the capital will be headlined by Mike Perez, and will feature Bernard Roe, Allan Phelan, Gerard Whitehouse, Jake Hanney, Carl McDonald, Lynn Harvey and Rohan Date, alongside no less than five professional debutants – Reagan Buckley, Barry Barnes, Keane McMahon, John Joyce, and Dylan McDonagh.

Tickets for Táimid Laochra cost €45 (gallery) and €65 (ringside) and are available HERE or from the boxers involved (which would be the avenue we recommend).

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