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Small Hall Update – Irish boxers receive fight dates

A number of fighters have been confirmed for the two upcoming small hall shows in Ireland over the next few weeks.

SK Promotions run their inaugural show – ‘Next Generation‘ – at the CityWest Hotel in Dublin on Friday November 24th, while Ginley Promotions run their third show of the year – ‘Danger at The Devenish 2‘ – at the Devenish Complex in Belfast on Friday December 1st.

Starting with SK Promotions, the refixed show will include lightweight Liam Gaynor [1(0)-0] and light heavyweight Chris Mullally [1(0)-0], both trained by Stephen Kavanagh and both of whom were set to feature on the original card.

In addition, there is also a slot for light welterweight Sean Creagh [6(2)-1(1)] – who has recently split from his management at Boxing Ireland Promotions.

Also appearing will be the St Michael’s duo of Waterford middleweight Craig McCarthy [1(0)-0] and Moldovan-born Dublin lightweight Victor Rabei [2(0)-0].

The quintet join Leinster Rugby coach Cillian Reardon, who debuts, on the bill in Saggart.

Moving north to Belfast, the Ginley Promotions show has been bolstered by a number of additions from the Mack The Knife Global management stable.

Dubliners Phil Sutcliffe Jr [13(8)-2(1)] and Ian Tims [13(4)-4(3)] will both make their returns from stoppage losses.

Crumlin light welter Sutcliffe was controversially stopped against hot prospect Josh Leather in May, while Clondalkin cruiser Tims was knocked out by Luke Watkins in an Irish title fight in June, and both will be looking to round off the year with a win

Also announced for the bill is Belfast middleweight Alfredo Meli [13(3)-0-1]. The ‘Mac man fought on the inaugural Ginley Promo card in March before taking some time out for his wedding. Meli was due to return at the start of the month on the Kieran Farrell Promotions show at the same venue but saw this bill cancelled.

The trio join Celtic welterweight champion Paddy Gallagher [12(8)-3(0)], Irish light heavyweight title challenger Stevie Collins [11(4)-1(0)-1], and super middleweight debutant Taylor McGoldrick on the bill.


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