RISE AGAIN – New Dublin Show Confirmed

A new Dublin show is set to be announced as boxing continues to keep continuing in the Irish capital.

Irish-Boxing.com can confirm that a show titled ‘Rise Again’ will be ran at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on Saturday October 6th.

Assassin Promotions Ireland will promote the show which will be the fourth of the year in Dublin.

The Brighton-based outfit, fronted by Kaz Evans and Conor Slater, were involved in the Ireland’s Last Man Standing show in March and the cancelled JB Promotions bill in June, acting in a supporting role for both and will now step out and promote their first Irish show here.

The card will be the first at the venue in almost six years and the seventh ever at the venue which can facilitate over 2,500 fans for boxing.

No fighters are confirmed for the card currently but the line-up is expected to draw heavily from the Assassin stable which features the likes of Mayo lightweight Ray Moylette, Waterford super middle Craig McCarthy, Dublin middleweight Cillian Reardon, Mullingar brothers Paddy and JJ McDonagh, Roscommon middleweight Darren Cruise, Belfast lightweight Stephen Webb, Belfast super feather Mathew Fitzsimons, Cork super middle Vladimir Belujsky, Dublin light welters Franzy Luzhono and Victor Rabei, and recent signings Allan Phelan and Thomas Finnegan.

While some have rushed to write off boxing in Dublin, it is encouraging to see another show announced so soon after the ‘Celtic Clash 6’ bill in Drimnagh.

The show will come during a busy period for Irish boxing, with MHD Promotions running a card at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Saturday October 13th and Ryan Burnett’s opening World Boxing Super Series bout versus Nonito Donaire set to land some time around here as well.

This period is bookended by Vegas fight dates for Spike O’Sullivan, who is close to a clash with David Lemieux, and Jason Quigley who will face Japanese star Ryota Murata while there are also murmurings of ‘Celtic Clash 7’ also taking place during this timeframe.

A full, official announcement from Assassin is expected shortly.


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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