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New fight date for Allan Phelan

After a 27 month wait for a fight date, it looked like Allan Phelan [7(4)-2(1)-1] was set for more bad luck.

The Kildare featherweight returned to action after a long hiatus in February on the Red Corner ‘Unfinished Business’ card with a win over Johnson Tellez at the National Stadium.

Phelan was then set to be back between the ropes within a few weeks on the ‘Táimid Laochra’ bill at the same venue on April 1st.

This card was however unfortunately cancelled on the week of the fight.

Thankfully Phelan only had just over two weeks to wait for a new date, rather than over two years, as it has been announced this evening that the Newbridge puncher will feature on the ‘Celtic Clash 2’ card at the National Stadium on Saturday May 27nd.

It will be the second successive card which Phelan will feature on alongside fellow Lilywhite Eric Donovan, further building a potential Irish title fight between the pair down the line.

An opponent for the Celtic Warriors Gym puncher will be announced soon.

The fourteenth fighter announced for the bill, and seventh from the cancelled ‘It’s A Bout Boxing Ireland’ card, Phelan will feature alongside Eric Donovan, Crank Whitehouse, Sean Creagh, Stephen Carroll, Vladimir Belujsky, Carl McDonald, Jay Byrne and Lynn Harvey. There will also be debut dates for Keane McMahon, Liam Gaynor, John Joyce, and Regan Buckley on the packed card in the capital.

A few more boxers are still expected to be announced soon for the show, which looks 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 by the end of this week.

Photo Credit: Laszlo Geczo Photograpy

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