Owen Duffy signs with Boxing Ireland

Cavan’s Owen Duffy [4(2)-2(1)] has signed with Boxing Ireland Promotions as he embarks on the next chapter of his career.

The Shercock slugger has linked up with Stephen Sharpe and the team behind the Celtic Clash series as he chases big domestic fights.

Southpaw Duffy has not fought since his stoppage loss to Eddie Treacy on the Siam Warriors card in Cork back in July 2019, with his career like so many others being impacted severely by the pandemic.

The Carrickmacross and Crumlin graduate began his career with three straight wins before stepping up and losing an extremely close scrap with Jake Best in London. A quick rebuild then led to the aforementioned Treacy.

Since then, Duffy has kept in shape and kept working, linking up with old amateur coach Frick McMahon and, at 27 years of age, still has plenty of domestic fights there.

Of course, he becomes a stablemate of Cavan rival Dominic Donegan [5(1)-1(0)] and former opponent Treacy [4(2)-0] as well as the likes of Owen O’Neill [5(0)-0]

Sharpe said that “we’re delighted that Owen has signed with us at Boxing Ireland Promotions, another good addition to our ever-growing stable.”

“Obviously Owen has been around the block a bit and he’s realised that Boxing Ireland Promotions is the best option for him, he’s noticed our consistency over the past four years running shows.”

“The good thing for Owen now is that he can focus on his own career. The last time Boxing Ireland encountered Owen he was in the opposite corner to one of our fighters, difference is now Owen will be able to make decisions that benefit his own career – which is probably something he hasn’t been able to do up to now. He was taking fights he shouldn’t have taken and, with a good management team behind him, he probably wouldn’t have taken. He needed to develop and take them when the reward matched the risk.”

“Boxing Ireland will be able to support and help his career in that way.”

A fight date for ‘The Butcher’ will be announced in the near future.

Joe O'Neill

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