December 3, 2023

Skilled boxing returns to the hills of Donegal in November.

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

‘Rumble In The Hills’ is the newest present hosted by Elite Sheer and encompasses a sequence of terrific skills and blockbuster bouts within the splendid space, which can home a 2,000 capability.

Former Irish novice 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 novice gold medalist, who additionally gained two silver and one bronze on the novice World Championships and represented Eire on the 2016 Olympic Video games.

In the primary 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 gap.

Rising Belfast ace James McGivern (7-0, 2KOs) will characteristic 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) can 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 based mostly 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 deliver his thrilling skills to Donegal having overwhelmed Vojtech Majer and Frank Madsen to this point this yr, whereas whereas Galway heavyweight Jason Myers will make his professional debut and Navan super-feather Cain Lewis (3-0-1) goals to keep up 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 novice. Should you take a look at his resume, he was some of the profitable within the novice scene. Joe is working with Lou DiBella in New York and we’re working collectively on bringing Joe residence for this battle.

“James McGivern is a fully improbable 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 skills and are very thrilling within the ring.

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

This would be the first time in 13 years {that a} skilled present can 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 wonderful 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’d like it if this might begin one thing new, one thing contemporary, one thing for boxing within the county. A present like this will present younger boxers within the county what’s forward of them. It may well encourage children to provide it a correct go and once you’re doing that it’s essential to deliver the fanbase alongside.

“I actually need the folks of Donegal to get behind this. This can be an awesome night time and a few wonderful fights will create a cracking ambiance. This can be an evening to recollect and there can be moments that can all the time dwell within the minds of the people who find themselves there. This may very well 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 Employees Author