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‘Ireland’s Last Man Standing’ Prize Money increased – Amateur incentive added

The money involved in the groundbreaking ‘Ireland’s Last Man Standing‘ tournament will be even bigger than previously announced.

The Prizefighter-style knockout competition was officially launched last night at a press conference at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

The eight man middleweight catchweight (165lbs) tournament will take place at the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday March 3rd next year, and looks set to be broadcast on Irish terrestrial television – with promoters Red Corner and Assassin currently considering three offers.

The prize for the winner was initially publicised as a massive €20,000 – however it was later confirmed that the top prize will be even bigger.

The money on offer for the winner of the inaugural competition will actually be whopping €25,000.

The staggered purses for the runner-up (€5,000), semi finalists (€2,000), and quarter finalists (€1,000) remain the same – as well as the €1,000 knockout bonus.

Not only this, it has been revealed that the boxers involved will all take home separate cheques for their amateur clubs.

All beaten semi and quarter finalists will be given an additional €500 for their clubs, the overall runner-up will net their club €1,000, and the winner’s club will take home FIVE THOUSAND EURO.

The additional cash for amateur clubs is sure to further pique the interest of prospective participants and certainly increases the feel-good factor surrounding the event.

In total now the ‘Ireland’s Last Man Standing’ prize pool is at least €47,000.

This is just one of the incentives along with the lure of a profile-boosting appearance on national TV alongside the fact that the winner will be made mandatory challenger for the Irish middleweight title (currently held by Luke Keeler) and will likely fight for the belt in the chief support bout on the following ‘Last Man Standing’ bill

No fighters are currently confirmed for the card, with the promoters of the instead calling for applications. A closing date of December 31st is in place, and all interested fighters need to get in contact with Conor Slater of Assassin Boxing (conor.slater@assassinboxing.com).

Fighters will then be selected by an independent panel featuring Olympic silver medalist Kenny Egan and English promoter Micky Helliet, with an official confirmation of the line-up in January

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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