Weekend Preview: June 9th-11th

As is somewhat typical of the Summer months, it is a quiet weekend ahead for Irish boxers.

However, there are a few fighters in action around the globe:

First up is Belfast lightweight Joe Fitzpatrick [3(3)-0] on Thursday night in London. ‘The Dragon’ fights on a Frank Warren show at the York Hall against Sunderland’s Jordan Ellison in what will be a step-up in class for the Commonwealth Games silver medalist.

On Friday night there is a homecoming for Swindon cruiserweight Luke Watkins [7(4)-0]. ‘The Duke’ boxes at the Grange Leisure Centre against dangerous Latvian upsetter Reinis Porozovs.

Finally, on Saturday night across the Pond in Quincy, Massachustes, Matt ‘The Mantis’ Doherty [4(2)-2(0)-1] is gunning for a huge upset. The Salem light welterweight takes on former Chinese amateur star Zhimin Wang at the Marina Bay SportPlex.

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