WATCH: Paddy McDonagh v Steve Collins – Irish Light Heavyweight Title

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Paddy McDonagh [11(0)-2(0)] reclaimed the Irish light heavyweight title last night, defeating Steve Collins at the National Stadium.

The chief support bout on the Red Corner ‘For Honour and Pride’ card, McDonagh upset the odds to score a points win.

The Mullingar man downed Collins in the opening minute and built an unassailable lead on the scorecard before withstanding a late charge from the Dubliner.

Southpaw McDonagh took the bout on the referee’s card, with a score of 97:94 after ten rounds of action.

Watch Paddy McDonagh v Steve Collins in full below:

Video courtesy of FightStoreMedia

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

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie