13 April 2010 – Press Release
The undercard for the Yanjing Fight Night promises fireworks with Irish titles up for grabs for the first time ever in the Treaty City.
We’ve put together a great undercard for this show, revealed promoter Brian Peters. Limerick’s own Jamie Power will be taking on Mayo’s John Waldron for the Irish Light Heavyweight title and the Cruiserweight title will also be on the line between another Mayo man, Michael Sweeney and the unbeaten Dubliner, Ian Tims.
They are two great 50 – 50 fights and with so much pride and the Irish titles on the line I’ve no doubt they will be thrillers.
Undefeated Cavan star Andy Murray also features in Limerick fresh from his impressive win over Oisin Fagan in the main event on RT’s last Pro Box Live show. The 27-year-old lightweight has 18 straight wins to his name in the pro ranks and like Lee is right on the verge of a European title fight.
Recently crowned Irish Heavyweight Champ Coleman Barrett will also be in action. The Galway native has won all but one of his 12 pro fights to date with his only defeat coming to Olympic Gold medallist and new European Champ Audley Harrison in last year’s Prizefighter final.
Limerick fight fans will also be excited by the return of Cuban heavyweight phenomenon Mike The Rebel Perez to Shannonside. The Cork based southpaw is unbeaten in 8 pro contests and in his last Limerick appearance the former World Junior amateur Champion needed just 41 seconds to chalk up another KO victory.
Perez’s compatriot Luis Garcia will also be out to impress. Despite having had just 5 professional fights the 22-year-old Super Middleweight is already ranked in the world’s top 50 and has been described by many boxing insiders as a special talent and a future World Champion.
Another intriguing contest on the bill will see Mullingar’s Paddy McDonagh taking a major step up in class as he tackles former Irish Champion and Andy Lee opponent Ciaran Healy in just his second pro fight while the Limerick based Galwegian Alan Donnellon make his professional debut in a Light Middleweight contest.
Tickets for the Yanjing Fight Night priced 30, 40, 50, 60, 75 and 100 are available from Ticketmaster (phone 0818 719 300 or visit ticketmaster.ie) and all usual outlets.