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The Fantasy Irish Boxing Super Series (FIBSS) – Tournament #5

It’s a long weekend and we now stretch into the fifth edition of the Fantasy Irish Boxing Super Series (FIBSS).

This time it’s a little bit different. To bring together eight top fighters, we are going for some legendary Irish Boxing Little Men.

Andy Lee, Carl Frampton, Michael Carruth, and Eamonn Magee have already picked up titles and it is now the turn of the men from the smaller classes.

Borrowing from the hugely successful World Boxing Super Series, our followers will decide the winner of the fantasy tournament. There will be a random draw followed by quarters, semis, and a grand final, all decided via polls on our Twitter account over the course of tomorrow (Bank Holiday Monday).

It’s mainly flyweights this time round, although we’ve also squeezed in a super fly and some of the smaller bantams.

Possibly our best line-up so far, there are champions galore. Can you confidently pick a winner from a field of Irish boxing legends?

And so, the line-up for tomorrow is as follows:

Paddy Barnes
Pro Highlights: WBO European flyweight champion, WBO Inter-Continental flyweight champion, WBC world flyweight title challenger, IBF Inter-Continental flyweight title challenger.

Jamie Conlan
Pro Highlights: Commonwealth super flyweight champion, WBO Inter-Continental super flyweight champion, WBO European super flyweight champion, WBC International Silver super flyweight champion, IBF world super flyweight champion.

Damaen Kelly
Pro Highlights: European flyweight champion, British flyweight champion, Commonwealth flyweight champion, IBO flyweight champion, WBF flyweight champion, IBO super flyweight champion, IBF world flyweight title challenger, European bantamweight title challenger.

Davy Larmour
Pro Highlights: British bantamweight champion, Northern Irish bantamweight champion, Irish bantamweight title challenger.

Dave Boy McAuley
Pro Highlights: IBF world flyweight champion, WBA world flyweight title challenger (twice), British flyweight champion.

Rinty Monaghan
Pro Highlights: World flyweight champion, European flyweight champion, Commonwealth flyweight champion, British flyweight champion, Northern Irish flyweight champion.

Hugh Russell
Pro Highlights: British flyweight champion, British bantamweight champion, Irish bantamweight champion, Northern Irish bantamweight champion.

Tommy Waite
Pro Highlights: British bantamweight champion, Commonwealth bantamweight champion, Irish bantamweight champion.

The schedule for the virtual boxing marathon is as follows (all time Irish time):

12:00 noon – Random Draw

12:30pm – 2:30pm – Quarter-Finals

3:00pm – 5:00pm – Semi-Finals

6:00pm – 8:00pm – Grand Final

The Method of Victory in each fantasy bout will be determined by the margin between the two in the public vote.

1%-10% – Split-Decision win
11%-40% – Unanimous-Decision win
41% – Knockout win

We will be posting a live blog tomorrow to allow you to follow along all the action.

Get involved by including #FIBSS in you tweets. Let us know who you have voted for, your thoughts on the fights and how the styles would match-up, and which weight classes and scenarios you want to see next.

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