Headline fight change for October Red Corner card

The headline fight for the Red Corner Promotions card in Dublin on Saturday October 7th has been changed.

Initially the ‘Champions Elect’ bill was set to be headlined by a BUI Celtic welterweight title defence from champion Noely Murphy [11(2)-0] against Dubliner Stephen Carroll [7(1)-0].

Corkman Murphy will still headline the show at the National Stadium in a defence of his belt won in February, but now he will face a to-be-confirmed opponent.

The Boxing Union of Ireland have stated that Murphy will face Jake Hanney [5(4)-1(1)], however this will not be the case.

Red Corner boss Jonathan Graham informed Irish-Boxing.com that “despite the tweet by the BUI this evening I can confirm that Noel Murphy will not be defending his title against Jake Hanney on October 7th. We’ve got something lined up for Noel and an announcement will be made imminently.”

Murphy won the secondary Irish belt on the Red Corner ‘Unfinished Business’ card in February, outpointing Galician Avelino Vazquez over eight. He has since racked up a further two wins in New York.

The ‘Champions Elect’ card also features Irish champion Paddy McDonagh, debutant Karl Kelly, Jake Best, the return of Allan Phelan, Victor Rabei, a BUI Celtic super middleweight title scrap between Chris Blaney and Matiouze Royer, and a BUI Celtic light middleweight title clash between Dublin’s Craig O’Brien and former Welsh champion Lee Churcher.

Tickets cost €40 (general) and €60 (ringside) and are available from the boxers involved on the bill.

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