22 November 2010 – Jonny Stapleton
A sensational Ciaran Healy left hook was the highlight of the under-card on Brain Peters Promotions 50th show.
The 36-year-old Belfast veteran disappointed the local crowd when he sent Ballyhaunis favourite John Waldron crashing to the canvas after 1:57 of round five to claim the Irish light-heavyweight title.
Healy(12-15-1) now has the distinction of winning the Wests first ever title fight and becoming a two weight Irish champion in the process.
Chicago based Geesala native, Henry Coyle(13-2) did give the Mayo contingent something to shout about as he defeated Hungarian Sandor Ramocsa 80-72 in a one sided eight rounder.
The former Irish welterweight champ looked impressive against durable opposition and signalled further his return to form with a cultured and sharp display.
Coyles fellow Westerners Finbarr Eade and Darren Cruise also registered home wins and contributed to an entertaining build up to the main event.
Eade overcame an ankle injury and the challenge of Palmen Kostadinov by a referees score of 40-34 to make it four pro wins without defeat. Cruise also impressed wining every round against Bulgarians regular Irish visitor Zahari Mutafchiev.
Iron Man, Martin Rogan was also on the undercard and made it two wins in two weeks with a 59-56 win over Werner Kreiskott.
The Belfast heavyweight, who got no sparring leading up to the bout, put four much need rounds under his belt and extended his slate to 14 wins and just two defeats.
Rogans third win since his return from injury might not be to far away as it seems he has been lined up to fight on the under-card of Martin Lindsays December 15 British title defence.