Eamonn Magee Jr remembered in Belfast

A special plaque in memory of the late Eamonn Magee was unveiled in Belfast yesterday.

Magee Jr, son of Belfast fight legend and the first man to drop Ricky Hatton Eamonn Magee, was tragically this time last year.

Family and friends yesterday gathered to unveil the plaque erected in his memory.

Magee Jr was a talented prospect, who some felt could surpass his fathers pro success. Before his passing had two knock out wins from two fights and was tipped to progress into title contention over the coming 12 months.

He has since be remembered by the boxing family on a number of occasions, a host of fighters have dedicated wins to their late friend and talented prospect.

On Monday he was remembered in Belfast via the plaque speaking to Daily Belfast,his mother Mary said,

“We spent Sunday as a family at Eamonn’s grave, it was Cemetery Sunday at St Joseph’s in Hannahstown and it was a beautiful day,” she said. “We brought a few blankets with us and sat there remembering Eamonn and sharing stories. We want there to still be some happy times.

“The people who were here today are the same people who have been with us from day one. We are surrounded by good people and we want to make sure we thank them. We couldn’t have got through this past year without them.”

“There isn’t a minute of the day when he’s not in our thoughts. We love and miss him very much.”

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