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Irish Champion McDonagh to fight this month

Peter McDonagh [25(3)-28(2)-1] makes his return to the ring this month in London.

The Irish welterweight champion will box on the Nick Blackwell-Chris Eubank Jr undercard at the Wembley Arena on March 26th.

The Cinderella Man last fought in November where he won his third Irish title in front of a raucous at the National Stadium against Dean Byrne.

The Galway fighter is chasing a European title shot and will be looking to extend his current unbeaten run to nine fights.

Also appearing on the show will be honourary Irishman Frank Buglioni [17(13)-2(1)-1]. The popular Londoner who trains at the Celtic Warriors Gym in Corduff is making the move up to light heavyweight following a brave but unsuccessful World title challenge at super middleweight.

The Mick Hennessy-promoted card will be shown live on Channel 5.

Photo Credit – Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish

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