Weekend Preview: October 1st

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It promises to be a busy Saturday across the Irish Sea, with shows taking place the length and breath of Britain involving numerous Irish fighters.

In Scotland at the Bellahouston Leisure Centre in Glasgow there are run outs for Dublin duo Stephen Ormond and Declan Geraghty. Clondalkin’s Ormond [21(11)-2(0)] will be making his MGM debut on the show and the 33 year old will move up to light welterweight going forward following his missed-weight disappointment during the Summer. Geraghty [12(3)-1(0))] is back in action following his career-best win during the Summer over Eusebio Osejo.

Moving south, at the Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester, Tipperary heavyweight Con Sheehan [2(0)-0] fights for the second time in a week. Also appearing on the Dennis Hobson-promoted show will be Matty Mainwaring [3(0)-0], the former Irish underage international footballer-turner-middleweight prospect faces Yailton Neves.

In Stoke at the Fenton Manor Sports Complex, Navan super middleweight Chris Blaney [2(1)-0] continues his run of regular action on a Hatton Promotions show,

At the famous York Hall in London, on a Mickey Helliet show entitled ‘Annihilation,’ Galway welterweight John O’Donnell [30(11)-2(1)] fights Tommy Tear for the vacant BBBoC Southern Area title. On the undercard at the Bethnal Green venue, light middleweight Aarron Morgan [11(8)-0] takes on the rugged Laszlo Fazekas. Light middleweight journeyman Paul O’Brien [0-20(3)] may also harbour dreams of a first victory when he takes on British-based Bulgarian Mario Petrov..

Finally, there is a huge opportunity on Saturday in Norway for young Shannon Edge. The Kildare teen, who boxes out of Edenderry BC, travels to the Oslo and The Spectrum arena where she will face Madeleine Angelsen on a special undercard bout. The amateur clash is part of the homecoming of unified welterweight Queen Cecilia Braekhus who defends her titles against France’s Anne Sophie Mathis live on Norwegian television and in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,000.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

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: [email protected]