Gary Sweeney [5(4)-0] is making up for lost time.
The Ballinrobe cruiserweight hadn’t been seen in the ring since as far back as December 2017 and had become something of a forgotten man before he returned earlier this Summer.
The younger brother of Michael ‘The Storm’ Sweeney reintroduced himself to the sport and to the boxing public when he defeated Pawel Strykowski on a Neilson Boxing promotion at the MECA, Regent Circus in Swindon on June 4.
The fight wasn’t just a once-off as the ‘Gallant’ confirmed a second fight for September 10 but a proposed Holte Suite, Villa Park hosted fight was canceled along with all boxing bout on that weekend due to the passing of the Queen.
The 28-year-old didn’t wait long to announce a fresh fight date and confirmed to Irish-boxing.com that he will trade leather on October 21 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport.
The fight will be used to further oil up the machine as the Connaught fighter continues to work his way back down to cruiserweight where he can finally build on the positive start he made over 5 years ago.