New fight date for Dublin duo

Two Dublin fighters have secured new fight dates as an upcoming card in the city begins to take shape.

It has been confirmed that both inner-city welterweight Keane McMahon [2(0)-0] and Tallaght super bantamweight Carl McDonald [2(0)-1(0)] will both feature on the ‘Celtic Clash 5’ card on Saturday March 24th.

The Boxing Ireland and Tony Davitt Promotions bill takes place at the Good Counsel GAA club in Drimnagh and is topped by a BUI Celtic super featherweight title rematch between Stephen McAfee and Colin O’Donovan.

For McMahon, his keep-busy wish has been granted. ‘The Iceman’ returned to the ring after a nine-month lay off last Saturday with a points win over Filip Rzadek.

Speaking after the victory on the Ring Kings card in Waterford the 23-year-old stated he not only wants but “needs” to keep busy.

For McDonald it will be a return to the ring after over six months out having been forced to withdraw from Celtic Clash 4 in December.

The Jobstown puncher was one half of a memorable all-Irish chief support on ‘Celtic Clash 3’ in September at the National Stadium, being defeated 59-55 over a competitive six rounds by an impressive Regan Buckley.

The 28-year-old’s stock rose in the defeat, and other potential domestic dust-ups have been subsequently mooted for ‘The Cobra’ including local rival Dylan McDonagh.

Opponents for the pair have yet to be confirmed, but will be announced shortly, with McMahon potentially set for a step up to six rounds.

The undercard next month will also feature Martin Quinn, Niall O’Connor, and debutant Owen Duffy, along with two more still to be confirmed.



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