irish-boxing.com continues its hopeful look at the next 12 months.
Paddy Irwin – Light Middleweight
The former white collar fighter is understandably raw. Continue fighting and learning with Murphy’s Boxing.
David Oliver Joyce – Lightweight
Finally, and deservedly, qualify for the Olympics after two previous heartbreaks.
Jamie Kavanagh – Lightweight
Headline an MGM show in Dublin. A European title fight.
Marty Kayes – Light Welterweight
Move out of journeyman mode for his fight against Michael Kelly in April. Could cause another shock.
Luke Keeler – Middleweight
Become title-eligible. Secure a big fight with a fellow up-and-coming middleweight – perhaps a rematch Tom Doran.
Garvey Kelly – Welterweight
Rebuild following his shock loss in December. Perhaps another fight in Ireland if Eamonn O’Kane is to return.
Jimmy Kelly – Light Middleweight
Rebuild after his admirable World title tilt against Liam Smith. Position himself for a British title shot.
Michael Kelly – Welterweight
Begin a winning streak when he takes on Marty Kayes in April in an all-Irish clash.
Niall Kennedy – Heavyweight
Fight in an eight rounder to gain title eligibility and put himself in contention for an Irish title fight.
Johnny Lawson – Middleweight
Continue fighting reguarly to gain experience following his December debut win.
Andy Lee – Middleweight
Rebuild quickly following Saunders loss. Rematch would be desirable, if unlikely. Considering the rest of the divisions unwillingness to face the Kazakh king, a fight with Gennady Golovkin is possible – or perhaps a long-awaited all-Irish clash with Matthew Macklin.
Matthew Macklin – Middleweight
A World title shot at light middleweight if he decides to stay there. Clash with Brian Rose at middleweight is also an option, as is a fight with Andy Lee.
David Maguire – Cruserweight
Begin to move up through the rounds following two impressive displays in 2015.
Moses Matovu – Cruiserweight
Keep doing what he’s doing!
Terry Maughan – Light Middleweight
With Dee Walsh retired, the Irish light middleweight scene is wide open and Maughan would love a second crack at the belt
Tommy McCarthy – Cruiserweight
A big title fight, whether it be Irish, Celtic, and/or British. Big Tommy is ready.
Feargal McCrory – Lightweight
Gain experience and move up through rounds. The Tyrone man is keen to quickly take on a fellow Irish pro.
Tyrone McCullagh – Featherweight
Regular fights both in Ireland and at York Hall to help further develop his new pro style ahead of a big 2017.
Marco McCullough – Featherweight
A Commonwealth title shot followinga topsy-turvy 2015. A win could set up a mouthwatering all-Belfast clash with James Tennyson
JJ McDonagh – Super Middleweight
A return to the ring and a defence of his Irish title – potentially a championship-length rematch with former Prizefighter foe Darren Cruise.
Paddy McDonagh – Light Heavyweight
Much the same as JJ. Get back in the ring and defend his Irish title.
Peter McDonagh – Welterweight
Continue his Cinderella story. A defence of his recently-won Irish welterweight crown. A European title fight with Paulie Malignaggi (We can dream!).
Logan McGuinness – Super Featherweight
A continental title shot for the talented Irish-Canadian and position himself high in the World rankings