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New Irish female fighter turns professional

The Irish boxing ranks have been bolstered by the addition of a new female fighter.

Irish-Boxing.com can confirm that Limerick-based Kerry lightweight Siobhán Ní Laoire has turned professional.

An accomplished amateur, the Corpus Christi boxer won the Irish Intermediate 60kg title last December and has now elected to make the big move into the pros.

Ní Laoire has linked up with the Boxing Ireland stable, becoming their fourth signing in recent weeks following Kerry heavyweight Kevin Cronin, Lurgan featherweight Jamie Douglas, and Larne lightweight Kelvin McDonald.


The pro-styled Killarney fighter will become just the sixth ever Irishwoman to box professionally following pioneers Deirdre Gogarty and Deirdre Nelson, double world title challenger Christina McMahon, the returning Lynn Harvey, unified lightweight champ Katie Taylor, and the Scottish-based Elaine Greenan.

Ní Laoire will be trained by Eddie Hyland and Tommy McCormack in the pros, joining Team TNT alongside Graham McCormack, Liam Gaynor, Sean Creagh, Eoin McGrath, Darren Cruise, and BUI Celtic champion Carl McDonald.

A debut date for Ní Laoire will be confirmed shortly and her acquisition perhaps signals an intent from Boxing Ireland to run shows in Limerick in the future. She joins popular Limerick light middleweight, and former amateur clubmate, McCormack on the books of the outfit behind the ‘Celtic Clash’ series.


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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