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MHD XI Postponed – Murphy topped bill pushed back

The 21st Party has been postponed.

The MHD Card set for the Europa Hotel this weekend has been pushed back to a date yet to be confirmed.

The fight night was very close to a sellout with days out and looked a cert to provide action for Colm Murphy and the likes.

However, it turns out this card wasn’t immune to the opponent problems that have wreaked havoc across Britain and Ireland since boxing returned.

Mark Dunlop was struggling to get an opponent for bill topper and exciting young prospect Murphy, with two pulling out during fight week for differing reasons.

Securing a replacement at short notice and in this climate proved impossible and the show has been postponed as a result.

“It’s not canceled it’s just postponed,” Dunlop assured Irish-boxing.com.

“I’ve been trying nonstop to get an opponent in for young Murphy for 48 hours and it’s not possible. The show was nearly a sell-out with a few days to go and the kid done serious tickets. We’ll rearrange it for another date.”

It’s disappointing for the entire card, particularly those who were looking forward to seeing action for the first time in over a year. The likes of Matthew Fitzsimons, Conor Cooke and Tony Nellins will have to wait to end their long sabbaticals from the ring. John Cooney who was also set to appear won’t be as put out considering he has been busy and active.

An MHD statement reads as follows:

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com