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Big Rogie back in pro boxing as a trainer

Belfast favourite Martin Rogan [16(8)-6(4)] is back involved in professional boxing.

The former Commonwealth champion and inaugural Prizefighter winner has taken Belfast featherweight Dan McShane [9(3)-1(1)] under his wing, and will train ‘Insane’ for his comeback this year.

McShane has been out of action since his dislocating shoulder against Zoltan Horvath back in March 2015, but will make his return as part of young promoter Kieran Farrell’s entry onto the Irish scene.

The first fight of this partnership will take place on Saturday April 22nd at the Devenish Complex on a card titled ‘A New Era.’ This show is headlined by Tyrone lightweight Feargal McCrory in an eight-round minor title fight, the pro debut of 2014 Commonwealth bronze medalist Sean McGlinchey, and features further support from Sean Magee, Mathew Fitzsimons, Joe Hillerby, and Gerard Healy.

While he is making his move into training, Rogan has refused to rule out a return to the ring himself should the right opportunity arise and the 45 year old is staying in fighting shape.

Tickets for ‘A New Era’ are priced at:
£20 (standing)
£35 (unreserved seating)
£60 (VIP table seating).
and will be available from the boxers on the bill from next Wednesday (January 25th) onward.

Joe O’Neill and Gavan Casey look ahead to 2017 in episode 1 of The Irish Boxing Show

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