Debut opponent named for Sean McGlinchey

Sean McGlinchey will make his much-anticipated debut on Saturday night against what can only be described as a right old lump of an opponent.

The Derry boxer debuts on the inaugural Kieran Farrell Promotions Belfast show at The Devenish Complex and will face Czechian Josef Obeslo [6(4)-34(5)].

‘Mummy’s Bhoy’ McGlinchey will debut at super middleweight and is on course to move down to middleweight in the near future. By comparison, his experienced Central European opponent has been campaigning in between light heavyweight and cruiserweight recently.

In his most recent fight, earlier this month, Obeslo brought Paddy Fitzpatrick’s light heavyweight prospect Sam Smith eight rounds, losing a competitive 75:78 decision.

Other notable names on the 28 year old’s record include current Commonwealth light heavyweight champion Callum Johnson, whom he was stopped by in a round back in 2014. Then in 2015 Obeslo lost a four rounder to upcoming British light heavyweight title challenger Ricky Summers.

The journeyman wont come to lie down either, evidenced by his 2013 first round knockout win against German prospect Ismail Oezen (then 6-0).

It’s an encouraging first fight for the 24 year old Creggan boxer who will be trained in the pros by former world champion Glenn McCrory.

The card will be headlined by an eight-rounder between Coalisland super feather Feargal McCrory and Farrell-promoted Scouser Jay Carney. Co-headlining will be Cuban-Cork heavyweight Mike Perez, while there are undercard slots for Mathew Fitzsimons, Sean Higginson, Ronnie Clark, Sean Magee, Mark Morris, and Ger Healy.

Tickets are available from the boxers involved at the following prices:
£20 (standing)
£35 (unreserved seating)

Joe O'Neill

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