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Ionut-Mirel WSB bout is a great opportunity for Sweeney- says coach

By IABA Press Officer Bernard O’Neill

Gary Sweeney will make his World Series of Boxing (WSB) debut against Romanian heavyweight Jitaur Ionut-Mirel in London tomorrow night.

The Olympic BC (Galway) clubman lines out for the Mexico Guerrerors against the British Lionhearts at York Hall on Thursday.

The Sweeney versus Ionut-Mirel five-rounder is the final fight on the five-fight program at iconic Old Ford Road venue.

Sweeney weighed-in at 90.6kg this morning ahead of the Group B mid-table clash.

“This is a good opportunity for Gary if he performs. It’s a good chance for him and we’re hoping to put on a good performance on Thursday,” said Irish coach Eddie Bolger, who will be working Sweeney’s corner at York Hall.

Boxing begins at 8pm on Thursday night.


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