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Keep the Date – Waterford banger wants to add to the ‘knockout reel’ in Dubai

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Rohan Date [10(8)-0-1] will be looking to make it back to back knockouts in Dubai when he returns to the ring on November 22.

The Waterford welter has been handed a fight on on the #RotundaRumble2 card set for Caesars Palace, Bluewaters.

The big punching Deise fighter, who debuted in the Middle East and has fought out there four times, will take on yet to be confirmed opposition on the #MTKFightNight.

Date returns to the venue where he registered an early knockout of Pardeep Kharera in September and will fight alongside the likes of Jack Catterall, Thomas Patrick Ward and Vijender Singh live on ESPN+ in the US in association with Top Rank and on iFL TV worldwide.

“It’s exciting times for boxing in the Middle East and I’m thrilled to have had the chance to be a part of it to date,” revealed Date.

“D4G Promotions with MTK are offering big stages and opportunities moving forward and I want to thank them and ESPN for providing me with the opportunity to showcase my hard work and commitment going forward.

“I’m looking forward to putting on a show stopping performance next month and adding to the knockout reel”

Head of Round 10 Boxing Ahmed A. Seddiqi said: “We are delighted to add Rohan to this bill, which keeps on getting bigger and better.

“Everyone saw his talent last time out when he provided a ruthless early finish, so local fans are keen to see if he can repeat the trick with another highlight reel stoppage.”

Further additions to what will be another special night for Dubai boxing will he confirm in due course.


Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com