Weekend Preview: June 30th-July 2nd

There are Irish boxers in action all over the globe this weekend, with fights scheduled in America, Australia and England.

Cork welterweight Noely Murphy [6(2)-0] is first up on Thursday night at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut. The Leesider boxes Albanian Afrim Mema in a six-rounder.

On Saturday morning Down Under, Dubliner Darragh Foley [8(6)-2(0)] moves up to light welterweight in search of revenge against Filipino Joebert de los Reyes who inflicted his first career defeat on him. Headlining a show at Club Punchbowl just outside Sydney, the ten round bout is also for the WBA Oceania title.

On the undercard there is also an appearance from Galway’s Gearoid Clancy [5(1)-3(0)] who takes on Nort Beauchamp over ten rounds.

Finally on Saturday evening there is the return of Phil Sutcliffe Jr [9(6)-1(0)] who is back in the ring following his short-notice loss to European #2 Anthony Yigit. Succo is in action at the Oldham Leisure Centre and faces Nicaraguan Geiboord Omier

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