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Forgeten Irish Crusierweight to End Five Year Ring Absence

Gary Sweeney [4(4)-0] will end a nigh on five-year ring sabbatical early next month.

The Ballinrobe cruiserweight hasn’t been seen in the ring since as far back as December 2017 and has become something of a forgotten man.

However, the younger brother of Michael ‘The Storm’ Sweeney will reintroduce himself to the sport and to the boxing public when he trades leather on June 4.

Sweeney goes to work against a yet to be confirmed opponent on a Neilson Boxing promotion at the MECA, Regent Circus in Swindon.

‘The Gallant’ debuted in May of 2016 and enjoyed an early success with four successive knockout wins before falling of the radar.

Back in injury hampered the European Youth silver medallist and Elite Senior champion’s 2017 and 2018 and he had fight dates fall through in 2019 before the pandemic hit.

It had been all quiet on the Sweeney front since but the Connaught talent is ready for a fresh start and returns next month.

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 sports for a living for over 20 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: editoririshboxing@gmail.com