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WATCH: Stunning Celtic Box Cup KO

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The Celtic Box Cup took place at the weekend in Dungarvan, Waterford.

There was top quality action across 61 classes featuring boxers from across the globe.

One fight particularly had people’s tongues wagging.

Galway’s Frankie ‘Hitman’ Cleary took home top prize in the Senior A lightweight division following a sensational knockout performance in the final.

The Olympic BC star stopped Rui Barrios of SC de Portugal in the decider with a huge left hook.

Watch the knockout blow below:

The hugely talented youngster, a Tokyo 2020 contender, captained Ireland at the 2015 European Youths, and also won gold at the prestigious Branderburg Cup.

Joe O'Neill

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