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Peter McDonagh serving EIGHT MONTH BAN for Singleton weigh-in clash

It has emerged that Galway light middleweight Peter McDonagh [28(3)-28(2)-1] is currently banned from fighting on British Boxing Board of Control shows.

The three-weight Irish champion was slapped with an eight-month suspension following a fractious weigh-in for his fight with Shayne Singleton on the Joseph Parker v Hughie Fury undercard.

After being separated at the press conference, McDonagh shoved Singleton in the neck – prompting an extremely angry reaction from the English boxer – before swigging from a bottle of Guinness onstage.

WATCH Peter McDonagh’s crazy weigh-in clash with Shayne Singleton HERE.

McDonagh, who is licensed by the Boxing Union of Ireland, went on to win the bout the following night – arguably claiming the best result of his career with a close points triumph.

However, he now finds himself unable to step into a British ring until the Summer, with the BBBoC confirming to Irish-Boxing.com that 40 year old McDonagh is indeed serving an eight-month suspension.

It is thought that McDonagh can fight on Boxing Union of Ireland shows while his BBBoC suspension is in place.

The Connemara fighter is hopeful of one more title win to round of a career which has seen him go from journeyman to a fighter currently enjoying an eleven-fight unbeaten streak


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