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Date delights in Dubai – Waterford fighter impresses on #RotundaRumble2 Card

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Rohan Date didn’t get Justice out of there as hoped, but still impressed in Dubai.

The Waterford welter took a step up to face notably tough Ghanaian Justice Addy over six rounds on the #RotundaRumble2 at Caesars Bluewaters Dubai.

The noted power puncher had expressed stoppage hopes prior to the clash, but Addy, a fighter with a winning record, is accustomed to going the distance and gave Date rounds.

It was only the second time Date had gone six rounds and the experience will stand to him.

The 26-year-old is now hoping to progress further up the rounds and quality ladder, Date has his sights set on title next year.

“This is my second six rounder this year and I got the win and that’s all that matters. My opponent had a great chin, but I wanted to show that I’m a level above,” Date said after the win.

“Boxing in Dubai is on the up and up, and I’ve found a second home out here. I want to move up to 10 and 12 rounds soon and try to get a belt.”

The victory was Date’s fifth in Dubai and his 11th in total- the win sees him push his slate to 11-0-1.


Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com