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Professional boxing returns to Donegal for first time in over a decade

Skilled boxing returns to the hills of Donegal in November.

Joe Ward leads a stellar forged for ’Rumble In The Hills’, which is able to happen on the Aura Leisure Complicated in Letterkenny on November 18.

‘Rumble In The Hills’ is the newest present hosted by Elite Sheer and includes a collection of terrific abilities and blockbuster bouts within the splendid space, which is able to home a 2,000 capability.

Former Irish beginner star Joe Ward (9-1, 5KOs) will headline the night time in his first bout in Eire as a professional.  The 29-year-old is a three-time European beginner gold medalist, who additionally gained two silver and one bronze on the beginner World Championships and represented Eire on the 2016 Olympic Video games.

In the principle occasion in Letterkenny, the Moate southpaw will face Prince Oko Nartey (11-1, 10KOs) over eight rounds at mild heavyweight.

‘Prince of God’ Nartey arrives in Eire having secured ten of his eleven victories inside the space.

Rising Belfast ace James McGivern (7-0, 2KOs) will function within the co-headline bout. ‘The Pure’, a Commonwealth Youth Video games gold and Commonwealth Video games bronze medallist, will problem for the Celtic light-weight title.

The Walsh brothers, Liam and Paddy, will look to construct their respective skilled data.’Kingdom Child’ Liam Walsh (5-0-2, 2KOs) and ‘Fairly Boy’ Paddy Walsh (2-0, 1KO) might be towards yet-to-be-confirmed opponents.

Dubliner Craig O’Brien (13-3, 2KOs) will return to motion within the north west and Donegal’s London-based super-middleweight Danny Boyle (2-0-1) will get an opportunity to showcase on a house present.

Ukrainian super-welterweight Maksym Molodan (2-0), who’s now primarily based in Eire, is again after quick-fire wins over Dmytro Klochko and Mykola Trofymenko in September and can look to announce himself in fashion to his new Irish viewers.

Commonwealth Video games bronze medallist Tyler Jolly (2-0, 2KOs) is two-from-two as a professional and can convey his thrilling abilities to Donegal having overwhelmed Vojtech Majer and Frank Madsen to this point this 12 months, whereas whereas Galway heavyweight Jason Myers will make his professional debut and Navan super-feather Cain Lewis (3-0-1) goals to take care of his unbeaten file.

“The cardboard is stacked with unbelievable expertise,” stated Jason Quigley of Sheer Sports activities.

“It’s an honour for us to have Joe Ward as one of many important fights. I boxed with Joe and competed with him for years as an beginner. In case you have a look at his resume, he was probably the most profitable within the beginner scene. Joe is working with Lou DiBella in New York and we’re working collectively on bringing Joe house for this combat.

“James McGivern is a completely unbelievable expertise and he can actually go locations. James and Tyler Jolly have gained Commonwealth Video games medals they usually have fan-friendly kinds that may make them particular.

“The Walsh brothers are a number of nationwide champions who’re nice abilities and are very thrilling within the ring.

“It’s crucial to get native boxers on the native reveals. After we’re bringing this to Donegal, we felt that it was necessary to offer a Donegal boxer a crack on the present. Rising a fanbase from the roots up is significant in boxing and it will do Danny Boyle the world of excellent. It will likely be good for the folks of Donegal to shout on one in every of their very own.”

This would be the first time in 13 years {that a} skilled present might be held in Donegal. World middleweight title challenger Quigley believes this may be the daybreak of a brand new period for the game in his native county.

He stated: ‘“The Aura is a superb venue and it’s good for us to be trying ahead to bringing folks in and placing Donegal on the map.

“I’m delighted to have the chance to place skilled boxing again in Donegal once more. I might find it irresistible if this might begin one thing new, one thing recent, one thing for boxing within the county. A present like this could present younger boxers within the county what’s forward of them. It will possibly encourage kids to offer it a correct go and once you’re doing that it’s crucial to convey the fanbase alongside.

“I really need the folks of Donegal to get behind this. This might be an ideal night time and a few wonderful fights will create a cracking environment. This might be an evening to recollect and there might be moments that can at all times stay within the minds of the people who find themselves there. This could possibly be a turning level for a brand new period in skilled boxing within the space.”

Professional boxing returns to Donegal for first time in over a decade was final modified: October 4th, 2023 by Workers Author