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Introducing: Danny Keating

There’s a new Irish hot prospect Down Under.

Cork welterweight Danny Keating [1(1)-0] is the latest Irish fighter to turn pro in Australia and the 20-year-old is already starting to make waves.

Debuting last month, Keating became just the second fighter to stop durable 25-fight veteran Aphichat Koedchatturat and returns to the ring on Saturday on the undercard of Dubliner Darragh Foley’s WBA world title eliminator versus Steven Wilcox at the Star Casino in Sydney.

The Mitchelstown boxer has been one of Foley’s training partners under Tony Del Vecchio at Bondai Boxing Club, and he told T2T Boxing that “I’ve done plenty of rounds of sparring with Darragh for this camp.”

“I moved over here two years ago. had an amateur fight last year, recently turned pro, and had a fight on February 24th and won by third-round KO.”

Following a number of changes, he will look to move to 2-0 on St Patrick’s Day against Hussain Wasette on a bill which features Galway light welter Gearoid Clancy and Donegal middleweight John Hutchinson.

There are high hopes for Keating, a former underage international for Ireland – however, the Rebel isn’t getting ahead of himself.

Keating outlined how “I’m only 20, I’ve a long road ahead of me.”

” By the end of the year we’ll like to have four fights then next year we’ll see what comes.”

“Tony knows what he’s at, he’ll do all that. At the moment, I need rounds.”


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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