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Weekend Preview July 21st-24th

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Below we take our weekly look at all the Irish fighters in action this weekend. It’s a typical quiet Summer week but fans don’t have long to wait until the biggest fight of the year next Saturday.

First up on Thursday night at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut is Noely Murphy [6(2)-0]. The Macroom light welterweight takes on Isaac Johnson on a Premier Boxing Champions card headlined by Sergiy Derevyanchenko v Sam Soliman.

Michael McLaughlin Owen [11(5)-1(0)-1] is out for revenge on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. The Donegal welterweight takes on Shakha Moore for the New England title in a rematch of their March meeting which was ruled a no-contest after an ‘accidental’ clash of heads.

Finally on Sunday there is title action for Anto Upton [12(4)-1(0)]. The youngest Upton brother takes on Luke Paddock in a second shot at the English light welterweight title in Wallsall.

Boxing on the undercard at the Chase Leisure Centre is Sonny Upton [11(5)-2(1)], who fights Willie Warburton ahead of an English light middleweight title fight in the Autumn.

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