On This Day: August 30th

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1906: Legendary Wexford fighter Jem Roche successfully defended his Irish heavyweight title for a second time at the Empire Theatre in Dublin. Facing Young John Sullivan in a repeat of their 1905 bout, the Glynn boxer recovered from a sixth round knockdown to outpoint the Dubliner over twenty rounds.

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