It had initially been thought that a random draw would decide who fights who at the National Stadium on Saturday night, but it has been confirmed today that selection will be in the style of the ongoing World Boxing Super Series.
Rather than a draw, the four ‘best’ fighters will be seeded from 1 to 4 and, in order, will be allowed select their quarter-final opponent.
The first seed will have a choice of four, second seed will pick from the remaining three, third seed will choose one of the last two, and fourth seed will have their match-up determined for them through the process of elimination.
The selections will be made following the weigh-in and prior to the press conference tomorrow afternoon [1:00pm] at the National Stadium.
The seedings are not yet known, and will be revealed by promoters Red Corner and Assassin this evening.
Top prize on Saturday night is a guaranteed €25,000 plus €5,000 for the fighter’s amateur club. There is also a €1,000 knockout bonus as well as €5,000 going to the fighter who scores the quickest knockout. In total, the prize fund for the night is a potential €59,000.
The card will be shown live on Irish terrestrial television via TG4.
The eight fighters featuring on Saturday night will be:
Roy Sheahan – [1(0)-0] – Athy
Chris Blaney – [9(3)-0] – Navan
Ger Healy – [7(0)-4(1)-1] – Belfast
Nick Quigley – [15(3)-3(2)] – Liverpool-Wexford
JJ McDonagh – [15(7)-3(1)] – Mullingar
Vladimir Belujsky – [2(2)-0-1] – Mitchelstown
Jack Cullen – [9(3)-0] – Bolton-Dublin
Owen Jobburn – [4(1)-0-1] – Stoke-Athlone