The Awards – ‘KO of the Year’

2015 has seen some big stoppage victories for Irish boxers at all levels and that makes for an exciting shortlist in everybody’s favourite category at the Awards

Straights, hooks, flurries, and uppercuts, the competition for top prize is almost as fierce as the knockout blows themselves.

And the nominees are:
Tommy McCarthy v Jakub Wojcik

Matthew Macklin v Chris Hermann

Spike O’Sullivan v Melvin Betancourt

Paddy Gallagher v Tomas Bartunek (OK, not a knockout, but we had to include it!)

TJ Doheny v Nouldy Manakane

Jason Quigley v Joshua Snyder

Ryan Burnett v Stephon McIntyre

James Tennyson v George Gachechiladze

Lewis Crocker v Michael Jobson (First KO)

Paddy Irwin v Theo Desjardin

Mark Heffron v Janos Olah

Danny O’Connor v Michael Clark

Joe O'Neill

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