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Mark Dunlop adds Scottish champion to Belfast stable

Belfast manager Mark Dunlop has made an interesting and exciting addition to his stable of fighters with the signing of Scottish super featherweight champion Ronnie ‘The Shark’ Clark [15(9)-3(1)].

Formerly managed by Tommy Gilmour, the 31 year old southpaw has inked a long-term contract with Dunlop and will relocate to the Titanic City where he will train alongside James Tennyson under Tony Dunlop at the Kronk Gym.

Recently, Clark impressed during his time as a sparring partner for Tennyson ahead of ‘The Assassin’s’ British title fight with Ryan Walsh.

Clark won the Scottish title in March with a final round knockout over Jordan McCorry, and also holds highly credible 2012 draws with former Dunlop defeaters Walsh and Maxi Hughes.

In addition to his impressive boxing resumé, Clark is a former WKA kickboxing World champion, and the Dundee fighter joins James Tennyson, James Fryers, Paul Hyland Jr, Joe Fitzpatrick, Darren Cruise, and Alan Donnellan in Dunlop’s stable.

Irish fight fans ma alsoy remember Clark from his Celtic title loss to the mercurially talented Anto Cacace last October in Edinburgh.

Clark will fight for the first time in Ireland at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on October 8th.

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