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Foley to challenge for Continental honours

Dubliner Darragh Foley will continue his rapid ascent through the lightweight division next March when he challenges for Brandon Ogilvie’s WBA Oceania title.

‘Super’ Foley [8(6)-1(0)] won the Australian title last month with a one round destruction of Miles Zalewski and carries a fearsome reputation into the bout on March 12th.

The clash will take place on adopted home turf for Foley when the two trade leather at the Sydney Olympic Park in a fight that will be shown, on tape delay, on Fox Sports in Australia.

Foley has a fight anyone attitude, evidenced by his wins this year over the highly-raleted Val Borg, Miles Zalewski, and his calls for an Irish title bout with fellow Dubliner Declan Geraghty.

‘Brilliant’ Brandon Ogilvie [13(6)-1(1)] won the WBA Oceania title back in August following a comprehensive ten-round points win over Musa Letding. At 22, Perth’s Ogilvie is five years younger than the Irish southpaw.

The event’s promoter, Paul Nasari, credited Ogilvie for taking the bout with the fierce-punching Foley.

Nasari explained to Aus-Boxing.com that “Nobody wanted to fight Darragh Foley because he’s an explosive product,”

“He’s been knocking out all the top-liners as everybody can see and Brandon Ogilvie is one of our best prospects,”

“He took up the challenge against the man that nobody wanted to fight,”

“This matchup will be an absolute war.”

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie