While most Irish eyes where focused on the National Stadium last night, Portlaoise’s TJ Doheny had an impressive stoppage victory on the other side of the World.
The southpaw super bantamweight has been making a big impression in Australia and has enhanced his reputation further with a first round knockout win over Thai fighter, Mongkolchai Lookmuangkanch.
The two locked horns in Punchbowl, New South Wales, and Doheny proved to be a level above his opponent who carried a respectable 12-3 record into the ring.
Doheny currently holds continental honours – the Pan Asian Boxing Association title – which he won in his fifth fight and recently defended in a career-best win against Marco Demecillo. Last night’s fight was an eight round keep busy fight for ‘The Power’ who flattened his opponent with an overhand left in the opening stanza.
Doheny, who beat IBF super bantamweight champ Carl Frampton in the amateurs, now moves to 12(8)-0. The 28 year old, who is ranked 12th by the WBA, will be hoping to be knocking on the door of titles in the near future.