More opponents confirmed for ‘A New Era’ Belfast show

We are just over a week away from Kieran Farrell’s entry into the Irish promotional scene and the card at The Devenish Complex is really starting to take shape.

The young Manchester promoter has signed up a bevvy of Irish talent and will start off with a nine-fight show in Belfast.

The card features Mark Morris [2(1)-1(1)] who makes his return to the ring after over two years away. The Belfast lightweight will face tough and durable Croatian Antonio Horvatic [10(5)-35(8)] over four rounds.

The Balkan boxer fought at the same venue just last month, going the distance with Ciaran McVarnock, and has also been stopped by the big-punching James Tennyson.

28 year old Morris now fights out of the Immanuel Boxing Academy under young trainers Ray Ginley and Dee Walsh

The show also plays host to the debut of super featherweight Sean Magee, nephew of the three Magee boxing brothers.

The John Breen-trained fighter was due to face Jamie Quinn however, with his weight coming down faster than expected, the 27 year old Belfast boxer will now take on Latvian Aleksandrs Birkenbergs [3(3)-9] in his first four rounder.

The awkward journeyman has Irish previous having been stopped in the second by Mathew Fitzsimons, who also features on this card, and spoiling his way to a points loss against Tyrone McCullagh last year.

Finally, Ronnie Clark [18(10)-4(1)-2] will stay busy with a bout against Imre Nagy [15(7)-9(5)]. The six rounder will serve to keep the Scotsman sharp ahead of a British super featherweight title eliminator with hot prospect Zelfa Barrett. In Nagy he faces an opponent who comes to fight, evidenced by his exciting clash with a novice Paul Hyland Jr two years ago, albeit a fighter who is almost always stopped on his travels.

Opponents for Mike Perez [21(13)-2(1)-1] and debutant Sean McGlinchey will be announced in the near future.

The other fights on the bill are:
Mathew Fitzsimons [2(2)-0] v Michael Barnor [14(10)-9(6)-2]
Sean Higginson [0-0] v Jamie Quinn [2(0)-35(1)-2]
Ger Healy [5(0)-(1)-1] v Willie Warburton [23(4)-110(2)-9]

Headliner
Feargal McCrory [4(1)-0] v Jay Carney [5(3)-1(0)-2]

Tickets are available from the boxers involved at the following prices:
£20 (standing)
£35 (unreserved seating)
£50 (ringside)

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