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Start the year with a ‘Big Bang’ – Pierce O’Leary secures January date

Dublin prospect Pierce O’Leary [5(2)-0] has been handed an early 2021 fight date.

‘Big Bang’ will kick start next year with a January fight.

The light welterweight puncher has been added to the January 22 MTK Fight Night, which will play out at Production Park Studios.

The Inner City Dub joins Sean McComb, who faces Gavin Gwynne for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title, on the card.

O’Leary returns following an impressive showing in August, where he stopped the previously unbeaten Jacob Quinn in the fourth round.

That win was the prospects fifth since ‘Big Bang’ turned over in October of 2019 and will be shown live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.

Mark McKeown and Hassan Azim were also added to the bill.

MTK Global Promoter Lee Eaton said: “We’re pleased to add even more big names to our event next month by having Pierce O’Leary, Mark McKeown and Hassan Azim join the bill.

“All three look destined for big things in the sport, so we’re excited to have them showcasing their skills on a massive stage.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com