VIDEO: Relentless Tims wins Sweeney rematch

Ian Tims showed drive, determination, and fitness last night at the National Stadium to outwork Michael Sweeney in their long-awaited rematch and win the Celtic Warrior cruiserweight title.

The Dubliner was dropped in the fourth but recovered quickly and bulldozed his way down the straight to take a deserved, close, points win.

Sweeney, who was hurt, showed unbelievable heart to continue chugging forward, but Tims did enough to take the belt and the bragging rights

Watch the full eight round battle below:

Joe O'Neill

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