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On This Day: August 27th

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1994: Chris Eubank stopped Belfast’s Sam Storey in the seventh round to defend his WBO super middleweight title in Cardiff for a twelfth time. Storey put up a gallant effort but could not withstand the punching power of the Brighton man. Storey would rebound and reclaim the British 168lbs belt the following year.

Watch the Sam Storey v Chris Eubank stoppage below:

1888: Future heavyweight World champion Peter Maher won the inaugural Irish middleweight title at the Rotunda Concert Hall in Dublin. The legendary Galway man knocked out John Seenan in the fifth round.

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