IABA Press Officer Bernard O’Neill
Irish 2008 and 2012 Olympian John Joe Nevin secured a victory to help Paris United to a 3-2 away win over Ken Egan’s and Con Sheehan’s Leipzig Leopards in the World Series of Boxing in Germany last night.
The Cavan BC bantamweight, who was boxing at lightweight, hammered out a unanimous decision (49-46,49-46,49-46) over Denmark’s Rashid Kassem.
Nevin, who helped United win the WSB Team Championships last season, was making his first appearance of the 2011/12 term for the Parisians. Egan and Sheehan were not in action for the Leopards last evening.
However, the German side did pick up a point from the five-bout match in Group B. WSB teams losing 5-0 or 4-1 do not receive points, but teams losing 3-2 will earn a losing bonus point.
Elsewhere in Group B, David Oliver Joyce’s Istanbul Bosphorus cruised to a 4-1 home win over the Beijing Dragons.
In Group A, Willie McLaughlin’s Milano Thunder remain unbeaten after chalking up their fifth straight victory of the season over Dynamo Moscow last night to open up a five point lead at the top of the table, but Patrick Gallagher’s Mumbai Fighters were trounced 5-0 at home by the Astana Arlans.
Neither Joyce, McLaughlin or Gallagher were in action for their respective sides last evening.
Meanwhile, Jason Quigley, the 2009 European Youth champion, and Sean Turner are going to Hollywood on Sunday night.
The Irish middleweight and super-heavyweight will line out for the Los Angles Matadors versus the Bangkok Elephants at the Music Box in Hollywood.
Donegal-born Quigley, who won his debut for LA in the WSB this season, will face Aussie puncher Troy Trevor O’Meley. Dublin-born Turner is in against Anatolii Antoniuk of the Ukraine in his second outing for LA.