Exciting teen prospect added to Leeside Revolution card

Less than a week after signing a contract with Boxing Ireland Promotions, Katelynn Phelan  [1(0)-0] has been handed a fight date.

The decorated former underage amateur will trade leather for a second time as a pro on Saturday July 20th.

The St Brigid’s BC graduate will compete against a yet to be confirmed opponent on the first pro show to visit Cork in almost a decade.

Phelan, who debuted live on TV on the Clash of the Titans card back in March, is the latest name to be added to the Martin Horgan promoted Leeside Revolution card.

The 19-year-old becomes the second female fighter added to the card and will box on the same fight night as Siobhan O’Leary for the second time in her career.

Phelan joins fellow Boxing Ireland fighters O’Leary, Graham McCormack, Sam Carroll, Stephen McAfee and Jake Hanney on the Leeside Revolution list.

American based Noel Murphy fights Dublin’s Hanney on the top of the bill.

The pair will go at it for the welterweight Irish title at the Neptune Stadium.

Local fighter Tommy Hyde also appears in an amateur clash and the boxing element of the card will be proceeded by a Muay Thai event.

Speaking to Irish-boxing.com before the announcement the light welterweight notes how she hopes to get busy and move toward a six-round BUI Celtic title shot this year.

“We don’t know to be exact what the next year will hold, but I want to get my record up and get myself a good following and hopefully get a Celtic title.”

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Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: [email protected]