HomeBoxingCovid cancelation – John Joe Nevin’s debut as a Billy Joe Saunders managed fighter postponed – Irish Boxing
Covid cancelation – John Joe Nevin’s debut as a Billy Joe Saunders managed fighter postponed – Irish Boxing
April 11, 2021
John Joe Nevin [14(4)-0] gained’t battle for the primary time as a Billy Joe Saunders managed fighter subsequent weekend.
The Olympic gold medal winner was attributable to finish a 14 month absence from the ring and battle for the primary time since he defeated Freddy Fonseca to select up a rating title subsequent weekend.
One in all Eire’s best ever amateurs was attributable to battle former WBO Youth Champion Shaun Cooper [10(0)-2(1)] over six rounds on the identical card #MTKFightCard as Belfast’s Paul McCullagh and Dublin’s Paul Ryan.
Nonetheless, the 31-year-old has caught Covid and the battle is off.
It is going to show an enormous disapointment for the ‘Mullingar Shuffler’ who has struggled to get any rythmn to his professional profession.
Signing with Saunders appeared set to offer him entry to MTK Combat Evening’s and the administration firms roster. Saturday subsequent was meant to spark a interval of exercise and begin a course of that might result in the West Meath fighter securing the large fights he argues his expertise deserves.
There stays loads of Irish curiosity on the cardboard as ‘Irish Drago’ McCullagh, Fearghus Quinn and debutant Ryan all take to the squared circle.