John Joe Nevin to face New England champ next month


John Joe Nevin [10(4)-0] will look to continue building momentum and launch his start stop pro career by securing an eleventh pro win next month.

The Mullingar super feather hasn’t fought more than once in a calendar year since he traded leather four times in 2015 but competes for a second time in 2018 and for a second time in three months as part of the Xcite Fight Night 2 at Parx Casino on Friday June 29th.

The Olympic silver medalist will box Zack Ramsey [8(4)-3(1)] of Springfield, Massachusetts, in his second eight-round contest.

Ramsey shouldn’t overly test a fighter with world title ambitions but is another solid foe for the Mullingar Shuffler.

Last year he claimed the New England title at lightweight – a belt currently being chased by Ray Moylete – with a victory over the then undefeated Divante Jones and boasts a winning record.

‘AK47’ will also boast a size advantage over Nevin – although his part in the bout is dependent on him coming through a June 2nd clash with Steven Ortiz [8(3)-0] in Atlantic City.

Irish fight fans will certainly be encouraged to see 28-year-old Nevin back out relatively soon against non-journeyman opposition and will be hoping he spends the rest of the year building serious momentum.

The Ramsey fight, which plays out on the undercard of a Miguel Cartagena and Carlos Maldonado bill topper, comes on the back of a career best win over Commonwealth bronze medalist Alex Torres Rynn.

The previously undefeated Canadian came into the fight promising an upset but was comprehensively outboxed by the Westmeath man over eight rounds.

Nevin, who is trained by Philly fight legend Bozy Ennis, is currently in camp in London under Jim McDonnell and alongside Commonwealth featherweight champion and Eric Donovan target Reece Bellotti – who is preparing for a June 6th title defence versus Manchester-Dub Ryan Doyle.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

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