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Changes for ‘Mummy’s Bhoy’ Sean McGlinchey after loss of license

Derry middleweight Sean McGlinchey [2(0)-0] is to undergo some changes in his career over the next few months.

It has been announced tonight that the Commonwealth Games bronze medalist has been forced out of next week’s Last Man Standing tournament after his boxing license was suspended due to what his team describe as “unfounded health issues.”

‘Mummy’s Bhoy’ has also split with Newcastle trainer and former IBF cruiserweight champion Glenn McCrory.

Tonight’s revelations come following a frustrating period for the Foylesider. McGlinchey was last in action back in June, and saw an untimely virus then force him out of a Celtic Nations title fight with Gerard Healy in October.

McGlinchey was announced for the mega-money Last Man Standing competition last month and had been in training, but the removal of his licence has blocked this.

A new training set-up for McGlinchey will be confirmed once his ongoing problems with the British Boxing Board of Control are resolved.

In terms of Last Man Standing, the eight-man single-elimination tournament at the National Stadium on Saturday March 3rd now has six fighters confirmed – JJ McDonagh, Ger Healy, Roy Sheahan, Chris Blaney, Bernard Roe, and Nick Quigley.

Event co-promoter Assassin have said that five additional names, both replacements and standbys, will be announced over the weekend.


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