First fighter confirmed for new Dublin show

The first fighter has been confirmed for the most recently-announced Irish show.

Yesterday SK Promotions announced their arrival to the scene, and Stephen Kavanagh’s new outfit will run their first show – ‘Next Generation’ – on Friday October 20th at the CityWest Hotel in Dublin.

A six-fight small hall affair, the card will kick off a very busy weekend for Irish boxing, with Ryan Burnett looking to unify against Zhanat Zhakiyanov the following night in Belfast.

Today SK Promotions confirmed the first fighter for next month’s show – Kilnamanagh lightweight Liam Gaynor [1(0)-0]

One of Ireland’s youngest pros, the 19 year old had a memorable debut at the National Stadium back in May.

Gaynor faced off against Belfast’s Alec Bazza in a four-round war on the ‘Celtic Clash 2’ card – and pulled off an impressive points win.

The Tallaght teen was due to box on ‘Celtic Clash 3′ this month but withdrew due to a back injury.

Gaynor said that “it’s great to be part of SK Promotions’ first ever show and to box in front of my home fans again will be special.”

“I’m going to use the experience I picked up from my debut to control the fight. It’s all about learning at the moment and I have a great team around me.”

“I’m young and have plenty of time ahead of me so there’s no rush. I want to challenge for world titles and be involved in some massive fights, so it’s all about pushing myself in the gym and producing big performances in the ring.”

SK Promotions added that “Liam is a talented boxer who has the dedication and ability to go all the way. We are delighted to have him feature on our first event and believe he will deliver an exciting fight for the fans.” SK Promotions said.

Tickets and further undercard details will be released in the coming days

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