NEW All-Irish fight announced for Celtic Clash 4


A big all-Irish fight has been confirmed for the Celtic Clash 4 bill in the National Stadium this weekend.

Boxing Ireland Promotions and Tony Davitt Promotions return to the home of Irish boxing for their third show of the year and have added a second domestic dust-up to the card.

Topped by Eric Donovan’s BUI Celtic featherweight title defence against Juancho Gonzalez and co-mained by the vacant Dublin derby between Crank Whitehouse and Jay Byrne for the BUI Celtic welterweight belt – the bumper bill now boasts a third fight of note.

Leading into the main event there will be a six-round clash between super featherweights Colin O’Donovan [1(1)-1(1)] and Stephen McAfee [2(2)-0].

Dubliner McAfee has looked sensational so far as a pro, scoring two scorching knockouts in his opening two bouts.

O’Donovan debuted with a stoppage in September, and the eager Corkman elected to go on the road afterwards, being stopped on his feet against top English prospect Reece Mould in October.

Two aggressive fighters, the match-up looks to be guaranteed excitement and the big-punching duo will meet over six, with the winner moving in line for a shot at the BUI Celtic super featherweight title fight in the new year.

Also featuring on the card this weekend will be Craig O’Brien, Bernard Roe, John Joyce, Graham O’Shea McCormack, Darren Cruise, Vladimir Belujsky, Dylan McDonagh, Carl McDonald, Niall O’Connor, James Cahill, Martin Quinn, and Thomas Finnegan.

Photo Credit: Laszlo Geczo Photography

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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