New Debut Date Confirmed for Keane McMahon

Had it not been for the late cancellation of the ‘Táimid Laochra’ card in Dublin last night, Keane McMahon would be reflecting on his debut fight right now.

The Dublin welter was set to punch for pay for the first time on the card but he, and 13 others, saw their fight dates pulled on Monday afternoon.

Thankfully the youngster has been relatively quickly handed a new date for his pro bow.

‘The Iceman’ will now begin his paid career on Saturday May 27th at the National Stadium on the ‘Celtic Clash 2: The Rising’ bill.

The six-time underage champion has linked up with David Murphy of Dublin Plumbing and Gas and has secured a replacement slot on the Tony Davitt and Leonard Gunning-promoted show.

Learn more about Keane McMahon here

McMahon is the eleventh boxer announced for the packed card and the fifth ‘Táimid Laochra’ fighter added to the show. The 22 year old joins Eric Donovan, Crank Whitehouse, Sean Creagh, Stephen Carroll, James Tennyson, Vladimir Belujsky, Lynn Harvey, and fellow debutants Liam Gaynor, John Joyce, and Regan Buckley on the bumper bill on the South Circular Road.

More boxers are still expected to be announced soon for the card, which promises to be one of the biggest, in terms of number of fighters, in Irish boxing history.

Tickets for ‘Celtic Clash 2: The Rising’ will be priced at €15 (Under 15s), €30, €40, €45, and €55 (Premium), and will be available from the boxers involved in the near future.

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