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Kildare light heavyweight turns professional

There has been another new addition to the exploding Irish pro scene.

Newbridge light heavyweight Chris Mullally is to turn professional and join the wave of fighters entering the paid ranks.

A noted amateur boxing out of Ryston, Mullally claimed European Schoolboys bronze in 2007 – in a tournament where Joe Ward won silver and Michael O’Reilly gold.

The lilywhite has won a number of Irish underage titles as well as reaching the quarter finals of the World Juniors.

Mullally will be managed and trained by Stephen Kavanagh at Kilnamanagh BC in Tallaght alongside lightweight Liam Gaynor.

The big Kildare fighter has been in training the past few weeks and yesterday got his pro papers approved by the Boxing Union of Ireland.

A debut date for Mullally will be announced in the near future, with Kavanagh noting that “he’ll be looking to hit the ground running in the pro game.”

Mullally joins fellow lilywhites Eric Donovan, Allan Phelan, and Gary Cully in the pro game.

Kildare Boxing is proudly sponsored by Liffey Crane Hire.

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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