We have decided to add a new category to the Irish-Boxing.com Awards this year.
We want to recognise and celebrate the Irish fighters who put it all on the line in domestic fights
There were just six of these fights in 2022, all with their own levels of intrigue, and we list the TOP FIVE here.
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Graham McCormack v Dominic Donegan
Limerick’s McCormack had his moment in the summer, overwhelming Donegan to take the BUI Celtic middleweight title. While the Cavan man looked strong early, McCormack would not be denied and took over in the second half.
Owen Duffy v Dominic Donegan
The Clash of Cavan finally took place and it did not disappoint. Donegan started strong, dropping Duffy before ‘The Butcher’ roared back to put his local rival down for the count with a perfect bodyshot in Round 5.
Colm Murphy v Ruadhan Farrell
Murphy claimed the BUI Celtic featherweight title in what turned out to be an intriguing battle. Not many gave Farrell a chance and he took heavy fire early but worked his way back into the contest but could not overturn Murphy on the scorecard.
Owen O’Neill v Owen Duffy
A see-saw battle for the BUI Celtic light middleweight title, O’Neill was buzzed early and being edged on the scorecard of this epic encounter before uncorking an incredible left hook in the eighth and final round to take out Duffy who was so close to a second big win on the spin.
Colm Murphy v Liam Gaynor
Murphy put his belt on the line almost immediately, taking on Dubliner Liam Gaynor in Belfast. Perhaps a little bit scrappy but always enthralling, the engine of Murphy saw him pull away from the smart Gaynor in his most impressive performance to date.
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Voting will stay open for the next two weeks and the winners of each award will be revealed at our first-ever in-person ceremony on Thursday January 26th at the Twenty-Two venue in Dublin city.
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