New fight dates secured for Irish fighters
An action-packed few months lay ahead for Irish boxing and indeed Irish fighters.
Four Irish Summer shows are already confirmed, while a number of fighters will fight abroad over the coming weeks.
Boxing Ireland and Tony Davitt bring boxing back to Good Counsel GAA club on June 16th, JB and Assassin Promotions bring a stacked card to the National Stadium on July 7th, Michael Conlan has a massive homecoming lined up for the SSE Odyssey Arena on June 30th, and Carl Frampton will look to fill Windsor Park on August 18th.
Over the past few days there have been a number of additions.
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Blanchardstown light heavyweight Christian Scuvie [1(0)-0] has been confirmed for the June 16th bill in Drimnagh.
Ballybrack lightweight Niall O’Connor [3(2)-0] will also feature on the show and will step up to six rounds for the first time.
Also on the card in just under six weeks time will be Eric Donovan, John Joyce, Rohan Daté, Graham McCormack, Owen Duffy, a BUI Celtic super bantamweight title fight between Colin O’Donovan and nice scrap between Keane McMahon and Jade Karam.
Super middleweight prospects Pádraig McCrory [3(2)-0] and Taylor McGoldrick [1(0)-0] have both been added to the bumper June 30th Belfast bill in separate fights.
The St James’s and Coalisland pair’s opponents are yet to be confirmed but there are already a number of brilliant match-ups on the Mick Conlan v Adeilson De Santos-topped bill. Phil Sutcliffe fights Tyrone McKenna, Jono Carroll and Deco Geraghty rematch, Paddy Gallagher is up against Gary Corcoran, Tyrone McCullagh boxes for the vacant BBBoC Celtic super bantamweight title versus Joe Ham, and there is an all-British match-up between Lewis Benson and Johnny Coyle.
‘Mummy’s Bhoy’ Sean McGlinchey [2(1)-0] will fight for the first time in a year on the inaugural JB Promotion’s show.
Having fully recovered from illness and licenced now with the Boxing Union of Ireland, the middleweight destroyer will be looking to kickstart his career on the packed July 7th show.
The Derry puncher joins a packed bill which features debuts for Stephen Webb, Wayne Kenny, Conor Doherty, Eoin McGrath, Martin Wall, and Eddie Treacy, as well as appearances for Dylan Moran, Gerard Healy, Martin Quinn, Dylan McDonagh, Vladimir Belujsky, Craig O’Brien, Lynn Harvey, Jordan Latimer, Craig McCarthy, Liam Gaynor, Cillian Reardon, a BUI Celtic light welterweight title fight between Victor Rabei and Karl Kelly, and an Irish light heavyweight title defence from Paddy McDonagh versus David Bailey.
Outside of Ireland, the nomadic Ray Moylette [9(3)-0], who himself is homecoming keen, secured two dates.
Sugar Ray makes the step up to eight rounds on May 26th on a Shamrock Promotions show at the Corn Exchangein Ipswich, before a potential title challenge on June 23rd on a Murphys Boxing show in Boston which is headlined by Wexford heavyweight Niall Kennedy.