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Kieran Farrell releases statement following cancellation of Belfast bill

Promoter Kieran Farrell has released a statement explaining and apologising for the late cancellation of this weekend’s professional show in Belfast.

Last night it emerged that Farrell’s second card at the Devenish Complex on Friday night was cancelled.

The young Manchester promoter was looking to build on his successful first Irish show at the same venue back in April, but the build-up had been fraught with difficulties.

After seemingly overcoming the issue of the headline fight falling through, further late pull-outs and an inability to get opponents approved for their replacements left the card reduced to the absolute bare bones and gave Farrell no other option but to cancel the show.

Pádraig McCrory had been set to headline the bill versus South African Jade Karam, with Dylan Moran, Sean Creagh, and Mark Morris to feature on the undercard alongside the late additions of MTK fighters Jono Carroll and Alfredo Meli.

Farrell’s statement in full read:

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances Friday Fight Night has had to be cancelled this Friday at the Devenish

Three fighters have unfortunately had to pull out due to injury.

Despite the best efforts of myself, Leonard Gunning and Lee Eaton to find opponents for the two late additions, who replaced boxers who were injured, this has unfortunately not paid off as the opponents have not been approved for Friday, leaving a three fight card – which is not viable as a public show.

Dylan Moran and Pádraig McCrory were set new fight dates, being the only two Kieran Farrell Promotion ladss on the bill – Dylan’s being Saturday night in Dublin, Ireland on the Red Corner Promotions card but, after best efforts to put Pádraig on the same bill, it was simply unable to go ahead so we will be working on something in the near future for him!

Sorry for any inconvenience caused and I hope everyone gets behind the lads on their next outings and we wish the lads all the best with their recoveries.

Joe O'Neill

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