No Spanish holiday – Lynn Harvey’s return ‘won’t be a walk in the park’

It’s official, Lynn Harvey [5(4)-2(1)] will return to the ring in Spain on July 6th.

After her EBU strawweight title defeat in Madrid this March ‘The Hunter’ told she was in no mood to retire, still held a European title dream and was considering a promotional offer from Boxing Club Promotions.

The Spanish outfit took a real shine to the 37-year-old despite the fact she was stopped by their charge Catalina Diaz  on their show. 

The parties have held more serious talks over the last month and the Kilbarrack native has signed a managerial contract with promoter Jose Castro. 

There was talk the recent European title challenger has agreed to fight in Spain on July 6th and she contacted to confirm the fight has now been signed sealed and delivered.

The Dubliner will face Aouatif Al Kallachi [4(1)-7(3)-1] in a comeback bout her promoters warn is ‘not a walk in the park’.

‘The Hunter’ will also return to light flyweight, a weight her promoters believe she will be more comfortable and competitive at, when she returns to the ring in Cadiz in two weeks time. 

“Lynn Harvey will be fighting in Paterna de Rivera, Caty Diaz’s home town near Cadiz. The fight will be an open air show at Paterna football stadium. Lynn is now with PBK Promotion. This fight will be a rehabilitating fight on the road to bigger things at a more comfortable weight of 51 kg,” a spokesperson for PBK told

Speaking previously about the bout Harvey said that “The defeat in my last fight has made little difference to most peoples’ faith in my ability and potential to make it to the top.”

“I am still learning and evolving and luckily my confidence is at a stage where I know that and do not let defeat (in or out of the ring) knock me back.”

Lynn Harvey

“Not only have José and Inaki from the Spanish promotions company asked me to come over to fight, but they have been impressed by me and are eager to sign me as their own fighter. Wheels are in motion to travel to Spain to sign papers soon,” she explains before revealing she won’t have an easy return and still holds European title aspirations. 

“The July fight will be a tough one and I will need to work hard for the win. As usual my plan is belts. I will be looking to have another crack at the belt soon as possible after this fight . The only sure way to never get a belt is to quit.”

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)


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