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The Eamonn Magee Jr Prospect of the Year 2018 with Dublin Plumbing & Gas

The future of Irish boxing looks bright if our current batch of prospects are anything to go by.

A number of fighters have been turning heads in 2018 and below we have picked our Top 5 prospects that are yet to box in a ten or twelve round contest.

This award is named after the late Eamonn Magee Jr, himself a great prospect taken from us too soon.

Prospect of the Year

Gary Cully
Following easy points wins over Pal Olah and Reynaldo Cajina, the Kildare lightweight then had a statement third-round stoppage win over Jordan Ellison before blowing away Mohammed Kambuluta inside a round.

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Sean McComb
The Turf Lodge lightweight only debuted in August but has already racked up five wins including a particularly impressive domination of Hungarian dangerman Zoltan Szabo earlier this month.


Padraig McCrory
The St James’s super middle scored a viral KO over Manny Bique to start the year before a tough win over the game Harry Matthews, a sensational short-notice triumph over Sean McGlinchey, and an early stoppage over Gabor Detre.


Aaron McKenna
The teenage Monaghan welter has been steadily building in California this year, notching five wins including four stoppages on Golden Boy cards

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Victor Rabei
The Dublin-Moldova light welter scored a stoppage over Mark Morris in his maiden all-Irish fight before defeating Karl Kelly in cracker to win the BUI Celtic title and then destroying Antonio Horvatic inside a round live on TG4.


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You can vote in the earlier polls below:

Moment of the Year

Performance of the Year

Breakthrough of the Year

Club of the Year

The Freddie Gilroy Young Boxer of the Year

The Micky Ward Round of the Year

The Patrick Hyland Sr Trainer of the Year

Comeback of the Year

The Alejandro González Jr Opponent of the Year

The Sean Mannion Gallant Defeat of the Year

Pro Debut of the Year


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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