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Three shows in a month- Booming Belfast gets ANOTHER pro fight night

Booming for boxing Belfast has just secured a third pro show for the month of October.

Not that long after the 10,000 sell out for Michael Conlan at Feile an Phobail the capital of Irish boxing  will have two shows in the same weekend.

Another Ulster Hall #MTKFightNight, which will topped by Paddy Barnes and includes fighters such as Marco McCullough, Sean McComb, Lewis Crocker, Sean Duffy, Gary Cully, Pierce O’Leary and more will take place October 11 just 24 hours before the Celtic Clash series returns to the Devenish.

On the ninth installment of the Boxing Ireland run fight series the likes of Joe Fitzpatrick, Sean McGlinchey, Aaron Gethin, Eddie Tracey, Owen O’Neill, Senan Kelly and others will all fight.

It has tonight [Thursday] been revealed a third fight night will play out in the city before the month of October is out.

Two weeks after Celtic Clash 9 boxing returns to the Devenish with a relatively new to the scene company.

Mickey Helliet and Slater Sports will bring ‘He Who Dares‘ to Belfast on October 25. 

It has yet to be confirmed who will populate the card, but it would be safe to surmise those working with Slater Sports, run by Conor Slater, who worked previously with Assassin Promotions, will appear.

That could mean a host of those currently training in Steven O’Rourke’s St Michael’s Gym Inchicore will trade leather on the card.

It wouldn’t be too brave to predict October 25 could be the date Darren O’Neill debuts on, while BUI Celtic title holder Victor Rabei. Cillian Reardon and one of either or both Paddy and JJ McDonagh may also appear.

Another card taking in place in Belfast in such quick succession doesn’t just show the popularity of boxing in the city. It could also reflect to costs of running a show in outside of the North in Ireland.

The hiked insurance prices have changed the landscape significantly and another card which could have a strong Dublin representation heading to Belfast may reflect that.


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