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Weekend Preview: July 8th-10th

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It’s a fairly busy weekend ahead for Irish fighters.

On Friday at the Dolman Exhibition Hall in Bristol, the Paddy Fitzpatrick-trained light heavyweight David Bailey [4(0)-0] takes on Mitch Mitchell.

There is plenty of Irish interest on Saturday night at the Tudor Grange Leisure Centre in Solihull. The bill is topped by Dublin-Brummie lightweight Michael Rooney [9(1)-1(1)], who is looking to bounce back from his first career defeat.

Dublin heavyweight fan-favourite Sean Turner [7(5)-0] will look to add another knockout to his record.

Buncrana middleweight John Hutchinson [6(1)-2(0)-2] fights Sonny Whiting as he continues his comeback trail.

Liverpool-born light middleweight ‘Kid Shamrock’ JJ Metcalf [12(6)-0] also returns following his win on the Tony Bellew-Junior Makabu undercard.

Across the Atlantic, at the Santa Santa Ana Star Center in New Mexico, Irish Bryant McClain [2(0)-0] continues his pro apprenticeship.

On Sunday afternoon, at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, Northern journeymen Alec Bazza [0-16(2)-1] and Casey Blair [3(0)-10(2)] are in action. Belfast’s Bazza takes on light welterweight Darren Surtees, while Bangor’s Blair faces light middleweight debutant Adam Watson.

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