Limerick light middle turns pro – has debut date confirmed


A new Irish boxer has joined the rapidly expanding pro ranks in this country.

Limerick light middleweight Graham McCormack O’Shea has decided to make the move and has linked up with Boxing Ireland Promotions.

McCormack O’Shea will be trained by Eddie Hyland and Tommy McCormack in the pros at the N7 Boxing Academy

The former Corpus Christi amateur described how “this is a big move for me but I know it’s the right one. I’m looking forward to this journey.”

O’Shea McCormack becomes just the second active pro out of the Treaty City following former world middleweight champion Andy Lee.

He joins Eric Donovan, Sean Creagh, Martin Quinn, Michael Gallagher, Dylan McDonagh, Colin O’Donovan, Kieran Kenny, Declan Trainor, Jade Karam, Ryan Peake, Aiden Metcalfe, James Cahill, and Carl McDonald in the Boxing Ireland stable.

A pro debut has already been confirmed for the 30 year old, who will feature on the Celtic Clash 4 bill at the National Stadium on Saturday December 2nd which is headlined by Eric Donovan’s BUI Celtic featherweight title defence against Juancho Gonzalez and the BUI Celtic welterweight showdown between Jay Byrne and Crank Whitehouse.

Also on the undercard will be Craig O’Brien, Thomas Finnegan, John Joyce, Jake Hanney, Anto Cacace, Stephen McAfee, Michael Gallagher, James Cahill, Martin Quinn, Dylan McDonagh, Colin O’Donovan, and Niall O’Connor.

Tickets for the bill costing €30, €40, €60, and €100 go on sale this week and will be available from the fighters involved or from Ticketmaster.

A limited number of U-16s tickets are also available at €15 (Must be bought alongside adult ticket).

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Joe O'Neill

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