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Sean Magee secures second fight date

Sean Magee has finally been handed a second fight date as the Belfast super featherweight looks to kick on in 2018.

Officially, Magee fought just once last year, but will start 2018 with a bang after being added to the Ginley Promotions’ ‘Danger at The Devenish 3’ fight bill on February 10th

The North Belfast prospect saw his initial debut in April demoted to an exhibition bout, but then scored a stunning first round stoppage over ultra-durable English journeyman Jules Phillips in June on the Burnett v Haskins bill at the SSE Odyssey Arena.

The 28 year old has been out since the and will be eager to get going on the show at the Finaghy Road venue in West Belfast.

Magee said that “I’ve been waiting from June last year to get out again, so I can’t wait for this. I’ll just get the head down now and focus on preparing for the fight.”

“It’s been very frustrating waiting for a fight, but I was ticking over before Christmas and I’m back in full training now, so I’m just
getting ready to get back in there.”

“I’m looking to be kept active now and get as many fights under my belt as possible.”

Trained by the legendary John Breen and his uncle – former Commonwealth champ – Eamonn, Magee has stayed in the gym since his debut and explained how “the training is tough and Eamonn will put you through it, but it’s very good.”

“He’s very hard on you and pushes you to the limit, but he just wants to get the best out of you.”

“I’m learning a lot and picking up a lot off him last year. I’m just hoping to bring that into the ring and show what I can do.

Magee joins Belfast super middleweight Pádraig McCrory on the bill with many more fight announcements due in the coming days and weeks.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

Tickets for ‘Danger at The Devenish 3’ are priced at £35 (general) and £65 (ringside) and are available from the fighters involved or Ginley Promotions (Phone: +447803799537).


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