WATCH: TJ Doheny’s World Title Final Eliminator win (FULL FIGHT)

TJ Doheny [18(13)-0] gave himself the perfect early Christmas present this morning in Thailand.

The Portlaoise super bantamweight won his IBF final eliminator against home favourite Mike Tawatchi in Bangkok.

Doheny was on top for much of the bout, outmuscling and outworking the smaller South East Asian – however the fight was only ruled a split decision (117-111, 116-112, 113-115) in his favour.

This will be of little concern to ‘The Power,’ who will now go on to challenge IBF champion Ryosuke Iwasa of Japan in the new year.

Watch TJ Doheny v Mike Tawatchi in full below:


Joe O'Neill

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