On This Day: October 19th

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2013: Carl Frampton stopped Frenchman Jeremy Parodi in the sixth with a hellacious body shot to retain his European super bantamweight title at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.

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2013: On the undercard in Belfast, Marco McCullough stopped Limerick’s former European champion Willie Casey in the ninth to win the Irish featherweight title.

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2013-10-19 Marco McCullough vs Willie Casey by sweetboxing14

1984: Rosmuc’s Sean Mannion went the distance with Jamaican destroyer Mike McCallum in a WBA light middleweight title fight at Madison Square Garden. Mannion lost widely (133:149, 134:150, 136:149) on the cards, but never touched down and fought until the very end.

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2007: After a bright start, Michael Gomez was stopped in the sixth round of his British super featherweight title fight with champion Carl Johanneson. Gomez was incensed with the stoppage from Mickey Vann. The veteran ref waved the bout off after Gomez, who had been knocked down just beforehand, was stopped standing. The Longford-born former champion however claimed that he not returning fire to show the Leeds champion that he could not be hurt.

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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