Ken Egan and Con Sheehan have will represent the Leipzig Leopards in the World Series of Boxing next season.
The Irish pair finalised the deal with the Leopards at the National Stadium and will represent the German based outfit for six months.
Sheehan, who boxes out of the Clonmel BC, looks set to line out for the Leopards against Mexico City in the first meeting of the season on November 11, while Neilstown BC southpaw Egan’s first match will be in early December at home to Istanbulls.
Egan boxed in American last year for Miami last term, but his three year contract was cancelled after they went bust and the Clondalkin native is delighted to be closer to home.
“It will be a gift to go to Germany, fight and come back. They don’t need to put us up in camp over there and I think the Germans are happy with the training were doing, that’s how confident they are,” said Egan.
“They’re letting us train here because they know we’re in top-class shape. It will just be a matter of flying out a couple of days before the fight, fighting, coming straight back and falling straight back in with the team.”
Sheehan will ditch the head guard for the first time and is excited about competing in the unique format.
“I can’t wait for it, five rounds is going to suit me down to the ground, it might help my style to help me get more aggressive.
John Joe Nevin will remain with Paris United for the new WSB season.