John Joe Nevin: I can’t wait to get my career moving again

London 2012 Olympic hero John Joe Nevin is determined to get some career momentum and wants to get the ball rolling with victory in New York next month.

Nevin has endured a difficult time since leaving the amateur ranks, a leg break slowed his progress in 2014 and more out of the ring issues meant he hasn’t fought since his November return.

The decorated former amateur returns on the Brooklyn Brawl card on the 27th of this month and is keen to rid himself of ring rust in New York before putting his name on fight fans lips again.

“I haven’t fought since last year so we’re looking forward to getting the rust off and showing what I can do,” said the Mullingar man.

“I can’t wait to get back in the ring and get my career moving again.”

Nevin promises to be in fine form and has gotten the prep work needed to show off his top fighting form. “The boxing I get in Philly gyms is just what you need, working against world class boxers in the summer heat. I’m ready for the challenge.

“I’m excited to be boxing in New York for the first time ever. I’ve fought all over the world but I’ve always dreamed of boxing in New York. I know there are lots of Irish fans in the area and hopefully we can bring some out.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years