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LIVE UPDATES: JB Promotions – Stars of the Future

We are ringside in the Warehouse and ready to go for the latest JB Promotions show.

‘Stars of the Future’ has rising prospects, returns, and debuts, as well as some top amateur action in the atmospheric Warehouse venue at the Red Cow Hotel Ireland.

A seven-fight pro card, tonight features outings for Lee Reeves, Glenn Byrne, Cheyanne O’Neill, Richie O’Leary, Oisin Treacy, Robbie Burke, and Matthew Tyndall.

Irish-Boxing.com will be filing live reports from each fight below while there is a live PPV stream available HERE

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Fight #7 – Lee Reeves v Edgar Kemskey
Main event of the evening saw Lee Reeves return from his time on Survivor UK with a win. The Limerick light welter took on the heavier Edgar Kemskey, a Slovakian based in Belfast, dropping him en-route to a wide points victory. Kemskey, who made things uncomfortable for new BUI Celtic champ Senan Kelly last year, found himself on his back within seconds following a sharp backhand left from Reeves who didn’t seem to be having any issues with the weight differential. ‘El Champo’ continually backed-up Kemskey, landing straight lefts at will in the second and third – and the wild Slovak’s responses were getting him nowhere. With Reeves turning the screw in round four, Kemskey found himself in the corner more often than not, but he did manage to fight his way out at the close of the stanza. Landing with flashy shots, Reeves took the fifth with ease but the hard-headed Kemskey, despite the fight having been taken completely out of him, wasn’t going anywhere. The journeyman was docked a point in the final round for continually ducking low and was hurt badly in the final round but he made it to the end. A landslide on Padraig O Reachtagain’s card, Reeves took a 60-52 win to go to 11(7)-1(0) while the stubborn Kemskey moves ton 3(1)-5(1)-1. Taking the mic afterwards, Reeves called out Kelly, who was in the commentary box, for an Irish title fight on the upcoming May 10th JB card which would appear to be a logical next step for both.

Fight #6 – Glenn Byrne v Gilson Da Silva
Sang to the ring by MC Terry Kavanagh who combined The Foggy Dew and Zombie, there certainly was a big fight feel for Glenn Byrne in just his second outing. Chief support on the night, stepping up to six rounds, and taking on a southpaw Brazilian opponent boasting an impressive record, Byrne showed no sign of nerves. Patiently targeting the body of Gilson Da Silva from the off, Byrne gradually gained momentum before putting the South American down thrice in the second round with shots downstairs and forcing Emile Tiedt to wave off the contest. The stoppage win sees Byrne improve to 2(1)-0 while Da Silva drops to 7(7)-3(3)-1.

Fight #5 – Matthew Tyndall v Adrian Orban
Matthew Tyndall continued his rapid start to pro life with an easy win over Hungarian Adrian Orban. The aggressor throughout, Tyndall was not given many opportunites by his negative Magyar foe but still impressed in moments as he sealed a classy win. Extremely cagey to start, with both looking to counterpunch, a well-timed right hand from Tyndall in the final seconds of the opening round was the only real punch of note. Increasing his output in the second, Tyndall began to hunt down the circling Orban who was developing rope-burn on his back. The Bray youngster continued his pressure in the third, targetting Orban to the body particularly and doing damage in the corners – although he did have to wear one big right hand. Finally opening up in the fourth – including a tumble to the canvas – Tyndall was able to land his nicest shots of the fight as he went the distance for a third time in three months. Taking a well-deserved 40-36 verdict on Padraig O Reachtagain’s card, Tyndall’s record now reads 3(0)-0 while Orban drops to 6(4)-5(4).

Fight #4 – Oisin Treacy v Petar Aleksandrov
Welterweight Oisin Treacy further underlined his status as a crowd-pleaser amongst this new crop of Irish pros with an entertaining win over Bulgarian Petar Aleksandrov. Backed by a large support, Treacy was always one or two punches ahead of the visitor in an action-packed four-rounder. Aleksandrov, well-known to the Bray crowd who saw his display versus Matthew Tyndall last month, was viciously booed when introduced. Treacy, following a war in his debut, was looking to box in his second outing and used his reach advantage well in the first – one wild moment of trading aside. With the atmosphere hot, Treacy began to get engaged more in an exciting second round. Timing right hands beautifully in the third, Treacy began to do damage but the villainous Aleksandrov was always game to exchange. Blowing kisses to the crowd, Aleksandrov enraged the Treacy support in a fun final round, both landing plenty to the bell. Taking a quite fair 40-37 win on Emile Tiedt’s card, Treacy improves to 2(0)-0 while the value-for-money Aleksandrov drops to 4(2)-34(8)-1.

Fight #3 – Robbie Burke v Daniel Bazo
Robbie Burke always brings drama and there was no shortage again tonight as he edged Daniel Bazo in a four-round super middleweight bloodbath. Coming through a horrible cut and an upset-hungry opponent to post his first win in almost three years. Frentic in the first, Bazo looked to unleash counters off the ropes as Burke attacked. Getting increasingly violent as the pair traded in the second, a clash of heads opened a nasty cut over the left eye of Burke who, like in his last fight in Ireland, was taking as much as he landed and had work to do in rounds three and four. Burke did improve in a dramatic and blood-stained third. The Kilmore favourite did enjoy success when keeping things simple but the scything shots of an ‘up for it’ Bazo – and some errant use of the head – ensured that the gash above Burke’s eye began to gush. The visitor was then left enraged when referee Padraig O Reachtagain docked him a point for use of the head as the bout reached a crescendo. On the back foot in the final round, Bazo looked to potshot as Burke kept trucking forward and both celebrated wildly at the bell. All coming down to the scorecard of O Reachtagain, Burke got the nod on on a 38-37 scoreline – the point deduction proving crucial – as cornerman Pavel Sour unleashed a verbal tirade on the sitting BUI officials ringside. The result means Burke finally gets back to winning ways and improves to 4(3)-2(1)-1 while the heartbroken Bazo drops to 3(2)-34(16)-4.

Fight #2 – Richie O’Leary v Teodor Nikolov
Making his pro debut having already won his toughest battle, the inspirational Richie O’Leary is now a winning professional boxer following a dominant display versus Bulgarian veteran Teodor Nikolov. The Dublin light middleweight made a sharp start but the slippery Nikolov was hard to pin down for any extended period of time. Tricky Teodor was looking to cling on at every opportunity in the second and looked somewhat spent at the close of the round. Scrappy in the third, with referee Emile Tiedt docking the sticky Nikolov a point for use of the shoulder, O’Leary continued to come forward looking to do damage. The debutant did have Nikolov buzzed at the start of the final round but the experienced spoiler did everything in his power to see the bell. In no doubt going to the scorecard, O’Leary was confirmed 40-35 winner, starting his pro record off at 1(0)-0 while Nikolov drops to 5(1)-47(12)-4.

Fight #1 – Cheyanne O’Neill v Bojana Libiszewska
Held to a draw on her debut before starting a family, Cheyanne O’Neill returned tonight and gave an eye-catching performance in the opening bout of the night. The Athlone light welterweight dominated tough Pole Bojana Libiszewska over six rounds to reintroduce herself to the scene and start turning the wheels for an historic Irish title fight with Katelynn Phelan down the line. The busier in a scrappy first round, O’Neill began to find her timing in the closing moments, her greater physicality causing issue for Libiszewska. Establishing good range, O’Neill was putting the Pole on the end of her punches in an impressive second round before the pace dropped in the third. O’Neill was still landing the cleaner, crisper shots but a right hand from Libiszewska at the bell served as a reminder that the visitor had something to offer. Sitting down on her punches, O’Neill began to dig in hooks as the bout entered its second half, showing no sign of the issues which saw her held to a draw on her debut two years ago. A very strong fifth saw O’Neill show her full range of punches, stalking Libiszewska and leaving her rather bedraggled. Rousing the crowd going into the final round, O’Neill pushed for the finish but the durable Eastern European was going nowhere and the fight went the distance. Going to the scorecard, O’Neill was given the nod on a 60-54 score and finally improves her record to 1(0)-0-1. Meanwhile, Libiszewska drops to 7(1)-61(5).

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