Line-ups announced for final Ireland v USA international


The line-ups have been announced for the third and final fight night of Ireland’s tour of the U.S. North East tomorrow night.

Following losses in Boston (8-4) and Springfield (7-3), Ireland cross the Massachusetts border into New Hampshire for Wednesday night’s clash at the Downtown Hotel in Manchester.

Paddy Donovan, operating in the unfamiliar welterweight class, rematches World #5 Quinton Randall whom he defeated in his international debut last week.

There is also a Senior debut for Aoife Burke who takes on Leah Cooper.

Kieran Molloy, who impressed in the first fixture, returns to face World bronze medalist Freudis Rojas while Dean Gardiner and Kelly Harrington rematch Richard Torrez and Stacia Suttles respectively.

Also featuring will be Gerard French, Caoimhin Ferguson, Wayne Kelly, and Frankie Cleary.

“The team have settled in well and they’re looking forward to competing once again against the USA,” said High-Performance Director Bernard Dunne, the Irish team manager in America.

Boxing begins at midnight (Irish time).

USA v Ireland Manchester March 21st
60kg Stacia Suttles v Kelly Harrington
75kg Leah Cooper v Aoife Burke
60kg James Browning v Francis Cleary
64kg Adrian Benton v Wayne Kelly
64kg Charlie Sheehy v Caoimhin Ferguson
69kg Quinton Randall v Paddy Donovan
69kg Freudis Rojas Jr. v Kieran Molloy
75kg Nikita Ababiy v Gerard French
91+kg Richard Torrez v Dean Gardiner

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