Two fights or a title for Luke Keeler

Top Pro Gif Ad
It could be a busy few months coming up for Dublin middleweight Luke Keeler [10(5)-2(1)].

The Ballyfermot fighter has been out of the ring since his knockout loss to Tom Doran in a Fight of the Year candidate in April. Cool Hand has a date confirmed for November 5th on the inaugural Red Corner Promotions ‘Inception’ show, but Keeler could also be back on a Matchroom card in the near future where he will look to show off a new style.

The 29 year old looks to have a slot on the the October 22nd ‘Bragging Rights’ card at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. If the bout on the Frankie Gavin v Sam Eggington-headlined show comes off, Keeler will box in a six rounder at the National Stadium two weeks after

However, if the Celtic Warrior Gym puncher sees his berth on the Birmingham show shelved, he will get to fight for a minor title in Dublin.

Speaking to about his unsure schedule, Keeler described how “I have been frustrated waiting on a date. I will know this week if I am fighting on October 22, but we have been given dates over the Summer that didn’t materialise. I have November 5th lined up and they are talking about a Celtic Nations title fight with a Welsh fighter.”

“They offered to Irish fighters, but by all accounts they wanted mad money. If the October fight happens, the Stadium fight might not be for a title. They are worried I might get a cut or that and don’t want to risk investing in a title fight. I don’t see that happening, but they are the promoters.”

Despite the frustration regarding lack of regular fight action and the disappointment of the recent defeat, Keeler claims he is a great mood and explains that “things are going well and I am feeling great. I have been in the gym working and I feel great, the twins are sleeping too so everything is that bit easier.”

For Luke Keeler’s fight in Dublin on November 5th, 10% of his ticket sales will go to the Rory’s Wish to Walk campaign and these can be bought from the Celtic Warrior Gym in Corduff.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish).

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on, Boxing News,, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: