Month in Review – June

It’s been a brilliant month for as we began the expansion of our site.

More news. More features. More fighters.

Below we take a look at some of the biggest stories and our favourite pieces throughout the month:

– Dublin boxing returned with FS Promotions’s ‘The Future’ at the National Stadium.

– Tyson Fury’s heavyweight World title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko was postponed.

– There was massive news for Jobstown’s Pajo Hyland as he secured a clash with Matchroom star Josh Warrington next month in Leeds.

– Christina McMahon learnt that she will most likely get a second shot at WBC flyweight champ Zulina Munoz.

– Declan Trainor revealed that he is to make history and return to ‘amateur’ boxing.

– Sean McGlinchey announced his intentions to go the other way and he is turning professional.

– McGlinchey’s Commonwealth Games team-mate Ruairi Dalton also made the move to the paid game and has linked up with John Breen.

– The jam-packed undercard for Frampton v Santa Cruz in New York emerged.

– Stephen Ormond’s most recent opponent, Miguel Jiminez, was revealed to have failed a post-fight drugs test.

– Andy Lee announced his intentions for an Autumn return to the ring.

– There were plenty of medals at the European Youth Championships in Russia, and the European Junior Championships in Hungary.

– A tense selection process saw Michael O’Reilly and Dean Walsh chosen for the final AOB Olympic qualifier in Baku.

– At the subsequent tournament in Azerbaijan, Michael O’Reilly clinched his spot in Rio, while Dean Gardiner narrowly missed out.

– Irish-American light heavyweight Joe Smith Jr caused the upset of the year with a first round knockout of Polish star Andrzej Fonfara

– 1956 Olympic bronze medalist Freddie Gilroy sadly passed away.

The 13th Round
– How tough fights are helping Declan Geraghty.

– Why Dean Walsh was the correct choice for the Baku qualifier.

– The enormity of Joe Smith Jr’s win.

– A full review of ‘The Future’ card.

Low Blows
– Spike O’Sullivan told us about Jono Carroll’s squeaky bum.

– Steven Donnelly revealed Dean Gardiner’s love of the ladies.

– Tyrone McKenna lifted the lid on Willie Casey’s dance moves.

– Niall Kennedy alerted us to the figure-hugging trousers of Pajo Hyland

Wild Geese introduced this month

Matt Doherty – America

Cam O’Connell – Canada

Mike McWilliams – Canada

Liam Conroy – England

Michael Gomez Jr – England

Miles Shinkwin – England

Matty Mainwaring – England

Tommy Carter – England

Joe O'Neill

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