RESULTS: The Liffey Crane Hire Irish Boxer of the Month – WINTER SPECIAL


It was a bumper edition of the Liffey Crane Hire Irish Boxer of the Month with December and January being put together for a Winter Special.

A nice mix of top pro success and amazing amateur action led to a quality field and a huge number of votes.

One of the closest competitions to date, we eventually have a winner and, without further ado, the award goes to…

Pierce O’Leary

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The Dublin light welter claimed the Irish U22 title and was most peoples’ unofficial boxer of the championships.

The Docklands destroyer claimed three big wins over three weekends at the National Stadium over strong opposition and has really gotten figures within Irish boxing excited.

The big-punching 18-year-old defeated Shane Flavin, Michael Avetisian, and Matthew McCole in an impressive run to the title – his ninth Irish underage crown – putting on brilliant performances and starting 2019 strongly following a nightmare 2018 beset by injury.


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🔥Wooowwww 🔥what can I say, I am absolutely delighted waking up after a great win collecting my 9th Irish title. I would first likely to thank the man up stairs for giving me the opportunity and guiding me through success. _________________________________________ I had three great fights, through the competition and I want to showcase my skills to everyone. I’m delighted with my performance I’m getting sharper on each one. I told use all I will out work these, I won’t let anyone in front of me stop me. _________________________________________ It’s good to be back on top, most of all I would like to thank everyone for use are support, believing on me it really means everything we all done it together. _________________________________________ Proudly sponsored by @vernoncatering @bocacafespencerdock @harbourmaster_ifsc @citybarbershop1 @northsidemotorcyles _________________________________________ #athlete #boxer #winning #ask #believe #achieve #success #happiness #positivity #attitude #selflove #life #Dreamchasing #successful #besomebody #mindset #motivation #passion

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Coming in joint second were JP Hale and Colm Murphy. The Belfast featherweights split two epic fights in the space of six days, Hale taking the Ulster Senior title while Murphy won the Irish U22 crown.

Katie Taylor took third spot following her successful world totledefence against Eva Wahlstom in New York.

Previous Winners
June – Joe Ward
July – Kane Tucker
August .– Michaela Walsh
September – Niall Kennedy
October – Katie Taylor
November – James McGivern
Winter – Kevin Sheehy
February – Kieran Molloy
March – Craig O’Brien
April – Luke Keeler
May – James Tennyson
June – Jono Carroll
July – Graham McCormack
Autumn – TJ Doheny
October – Ellie Mai Gartland
November – Kurt Walker

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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