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World Youth Champion reveals return plans

Katelynn Phelan [5(1)-0] is on the comeback trail and is promising to return better than ever.

Serious excitement started to brew with regard to the Kildare prospect when she dominated and stopped Jessica Shadko to pick up the WBC world youth title in Germany in the February of 2020 – but has fizzled out somewhat since.

Rather than kick on the talented ‘Smiling Assassian’ kicked back somewhat and took time out of the sport. The younger sister of pro Allan Phelan did register a win over former Katie Taylor foe Karina Kopinska Luxemburg last year but hasn’t been seen in the squared circle since.

However, the sabbatical looks like it’s coming to an end as Phelan has bolstered comeback rumours by suggesting she is en route back to the ring.

Taking to Twitter the 22-year-old said:

Before the sabbatical, many were suggesting Phelan was ready for some serious step-ups and had the potential to be a fixture at world level. Indeed her promoters at the time, Boxing Ireland were plotting a 2021 world title assault for the young star and had big homecoming plans.

With some good wins already under her belt, Phelan, who at just 22 still has massive amounts of time on her hands, wouldn’t be long about securing some solid fights. It will be interesting to see who will manage and promote her return or could the World Youth bronze medal winner be the latest pro to return to the amateurs?


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