On This Day: October 27th

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2001: Belfast’s Eamonn Magee overcame awkward South African Matthews Zulu to defend his Commonwealth light welterweight title for a fourth time. Magee won a landslide (119:111) points decision at the MEN Arena on a bill topped by Ricky Hatton’s second round knockout of Freddie Pendleton.

2001: On the same bill in Manchester, Longford’s Michael Gomez defended his British super featherweight title for a fourth time with a second round stoppage of Scotsman Craig Docherty.

Watch Michael Gomez v Craig Docherty in full below:

1981: In a battle of the Olympians, Commonwealth gold medalist Davy Larmour narrowly (99½-98½) outpointed Neil McLaughlin to claim the Derry boxer’s BBBoC Northern Irish bantamweight title at Paisley Park in Belfast.

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