Collins back on Irish sceens

23 June 2008 – by Padraig Hoare

The most decorated champion in Ireland’s boxing history returns to the television screens this July.

Steve Collins, the former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight champion, will provide studio analysis for TV3 on the Tommy Egan Promotions card from the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght on July 5.

Promoter Tommy Egan said he was delighted with that he had come to agreement with the Celtic Warrior.

“I have called my show Big Time Boxing for a reason. I wanted the best for the television studios as well as in the ring. Jamie Moore, Kiko Martinez are two world-ranked fighters and there is nobody bigger in Ireland than Steve Collins. All the ingredients are there to make the show live up to its name,” he said.

He added that he had always been impressed with Collins’ work in the television studios before.

“Steve knows the game inside out. He tells it like it is and provides exceptional analysis for the viewers. I wanted him on board from day one and TV3 were the same. Everyone is rearing to go now. This only makes a great show even better,” he concluded.

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