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Nevin’s coach says there is pressure to perform but backs his man to put on a show

JOHN Joe Nevin has to impress on his pro debut, but having out boxed the best the amatuer world has to offer his coach is confident he will impress the American fight public tonight.

Nevin’s longtime amateur trainer, Brian McKeown, has made the shift to the pro ranks with him. The pair have worked together back home in Mullingar, Ireland and in Philadelphia, Nevin’s home base stateside. And the Cavan BC man is confident the Olympic silver medal winner will not just be impressive tonight, but will have a successful profesional career.

“John Joe has been boxing the best in the world for the last several years and he is well capable of looking after himself in any company,” said McKeown. “At this stage in his debut it’s more important that he performs, that he impresses. This is his first fight in the states, his first fight on American television, the first fight in his career. I think the crowd will love him, particularly the Irish”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years