First Irish boxer announces interest for Dublin Prizefighter


The first of, most likely, many Irish fighters has announced his desire to be included in the big Prizefighter-style tournament in Dublin next year.

Tonight an eight-man single elimination knockout tournament in early March will be announced in Dublin by Red Corner Promotions and Assassin Boxing.

The line-up for the middleweight competition is yet to be finalised and, with a five-figure cash prize and huge career progression for the winner, there are a number of Irish boxers interested to compete.

One fighter that has gone public with his inclusion request is Derry slugger Sean McGlinchey [2(0)-0].

The 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist turned pro this year with manager Kieran Farrell and trainer, former World champion, Glenn McCrory.

Training out of the Wild Atlantic Gym in Culdaff, Donegal, McGlinchey racked up two early wins before a recent bout of illness stalled his development.

‘Mummy’s Bhoy’ is now back in full training and is hopeful for a spot in the competition next year, and has reached out to the organisers.

A come-forward southpaw brawler with a big punch – and still ‘used’ to a shorter number of rounds – the 25 year old would be perfectly suited to such a tournament.

Derry has had previous success in such tournaments too, with Eamonn O’Kane winning ‘Prizefighter: Irish Middleweights’ in Belfast in 2012.

Whether parties can agree a spot for McGlinchey in the competition will become apparent soon.

The announcement takes place tonight at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce at 6:30pm. For inclusion on the guestlist, mail the Irish-Boxing.com Facebook page.

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Joe O'Neill

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