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John Joe Nevin to make Stateside step-up

Olympic silver medalist John Joe Nevin [9(4)-0] has been handed a date for his tenth professional fight, and the Mullingar super featherweight will make a Stateside step up.

Following a stop-start few years since turning pro, the Westmeath southpaw’s career seems to finally be kicking into gear.

Nevin has been confirmed as the headliner of a card in Philadelphia on Friday March 9th where he will box in his first eight rounder.

The Irish amateur legend will box at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, a northern suburb of Philadelphia, topping a Joe Hand Promotions card which also features Jerome Conquest, Gerardo Martinez, and Nahir Albright.

Back in November, Nevin returned from over a year out with niggling injuries in London where, cornered by Jim McDonnell, he scored a comprehensive and impressive six-round points win over Lee Connelly on a Hennessy Sports show.

The fight in just under nine weeks time will be the 28 year old’s eighth in America, and an opponent for the clash will be confirmed shortly.


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