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Keane McMahon handed good test for second pro fight

Dublin welterweight Keane McMahon [1(0)-0] has been handed a tough test for his second pro fight.

‘The Iceman’ will punch for pay for the second time on Saturday September 9th at the National Stadium in Dublin on the ‘Celtic Clash 3: Building Champions’ card.

Here he will face game Bulgarian journeyman Radoslav Mitev [9(2)-32(14)-1].

It will be the sixth time that the Sofia scrapper has fought Ireland following a win over Michael Harvey, extremely competitive losses versus Crank Whitehouse and Finbarr Eade, and stoppage defeats to Phil Sutcliffe Jr, Lewis Crocker, and Anto Upton.

The Eastern European has caused upsets before too, outpointing Scottish champion Eddie Doyle in 2014.

Recently Mitev was due to box Rohan Date on the ‘Celtic Clash 2’ card in Dublin, but this fight would fall through. McMahon debuted on this bill where he scored an impressive points win over Lukasz Kuc.

Headlined by the Donovan-Davies title fight, the ‘Celtic Clash 3: Building Champions’ card also features Stephen McAfee, Martin Quinn, Regan Buckley, Colin O’Donovan, Chris Mullally, Michael Gallagher, Niall O’Connor, James Cahill, Gerard Whitehouse, Bernard Roe, John Joyce, and Carl McDonald.

Tickets for the show cost €30 (Balcony), €40 (Gallery), €60 (Ringside), €100 (VIP Premium), and €15 (Under-15s gallery – must be bought alongside an adult ticket) and are available to buy from McMahon at 085 7414 788 or online at Ticketmaster.ie.

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

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