MHD announce new signing as Belfast outfit enter new phase


MHD Promotions have tonight announced a new signing as the Belfast-based outfit embark on a new phase.

Manager Mark Dunlop has confirmed that he has added Newtownards featherweight Stevie Quinn Jr [8(2)-2(0)] to his stable.

24 year old Quinn turned pro as a teenager and would soon base himself in Panama of all places, learning his trade in the Central American nation, Following a brief stopover in New York, the Down boxer would return to the Irish scene with the Malta Boxing Commision before temporarily stepping away from the sport to focus on the formation of Ards ABC.

The Ulsterman returns now, looking to take a renewed charge at prizefighting following almost two years out of the ring.

Southpaw Quinn joins Belfast trio Paul Hyland Jr, James Tennyson, Joe Fitzpatrick, and Scotland’s Ronnie Clark in the MHD stable.

Since the start of 2017, Hyland and Tennyson have become regulars on big Belfast bills, essentially outgrowing the small hall scene and the signing of Quinn signals the start of a new phase for MHD, who recently have been running independent dinner shows at the Europa Hotel as well as helping facilitate big Matchroom cards at the SSE Odyssey Arena.

Dunlop said that “I am delighted to welcome Stevie Quinn Jr to the team.”

“With Stevie still only being 24 and an impressive 10 fight record and the valuable experience gained on his travels he can do nothing but improve having matured both physically and mentally since he last boxed.”

“The Mighty Quinn will campaign at featherweight with news of his next fight to follow shortly.”

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Joe O'Neill

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