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Don’t call it a comeback – Ken Egan returned to the ring today

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Almost four and a half years on from his last bout, Ken Egan was back in a boxing ring in Dublin today.

The Dublin light heavy has not fought since his 2013 Elite Senior final defeat to Joe Ward, but was back through the ropes today in Paschal Collins’s Celtic Warriors Gym in Corduff.

Egan, still only 35 years old, did a few rounds with recent Irish light heavyweight title challenger Stevie Collins Jr [10(4)-1(0)] in what was described as “a competitive spar to say the least.”

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An Irish boxing legend, Egan’s crowning achievement came when he won Olympic silver in Beijing back in 2008. A decorated career also included three EU golds alongside a silver and two bronzes, as well as two European bronzes and 10 Irish Elite Senior titles.

Collins was outpointed for the green belt last month by Paddy McDonagh [11(0)-2(0)] in Dublin. The Castleknock puncher is looking to get straight back into the mix and will feature on the next Red Corner Promotions card this Autumn.

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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