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Blockbuster Boxing Card Set For Dublin's National Stadium This March

Blockbuster Boxing Card Set For Dublin's National Stadium This March

The National Stadium, Dublin will play host to a spectacular 'Clash of The Titans' boxing card on March 30th. The show will also be broadcast live on TG4.

The show will feature the Kenneth Egan trained Eric Donovan who will fight Stephen McAfee for the vacant Irish featherweight title. Donovan, the former BUI Celtic Champion at featherweight, will face off with the current Celtic super-featherweight champion for the Irish title.

Exciting prospect Victor Rabei will challenge fellow Dubliner, Jake Hanney, for the Irish Super-Lightweight title. Born in Moldova, Rabei picked up 6 wins inside his first 18 months as a pro, which culminated in picking up The BUI Celtic Title. He followed it up with an impressive first-round knockout live on TG4 in December.

Allan Phelan will step up to 8 rounds and face Dublin prospect Mathew Fitzsimons for the vacant BUI Celtic super - featherweight title.

It will be a busy month for Dylan Moran, who will face off with former EBU champion, Gyorgy Mizsei Jr. Moran on the card. It was confirmed last week that the Waterford boxer will also fight on the undercard of Bivol – Smith Jr live on DAZN and Sky Sports in New York on March 9th.

Head of sport at TG4, Ronan O Coisdealbha expressed his joy at the announcement.

We are delighted to welcome Irish boxing back on to our screens. Last year we had some brilliant nights with Assassin Boxing’s two televised shows, and now we are ready for what looks to be great night for the sport of boxing in this country. It is a pleasure to give the sport this country owes so much to, the platform it fully deserves.

The talent on this bill, is unquestionable and we hope we can follow the journey of many of the fighters on the bill; as they are destined for the top.

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Further down the card, there is an intriguing match-up between Francy Luzoho, who defeated highly touted English prospect Sam Jones on his debut back in October, 2018 and fellow Dublin resident, Martin Quinn, who was involved in a ‘fight of the year’ contender, late last year.

While in the light middleweight division, the domestic dust-ups continue with Cillian Reardon taking on Jordan Latimer as Dublin and Sligo are pitted against each other. Limerick and Cork will also go head to head with Graham McCormack taking on Jade Karam. Both of these bouts will be over 6 rounds.

Also on the bill will be Craig McCarthy, Keane McMahon, Owen Duffy, Thomas McCarthy and more with details to follow.

Tickets are on sale from Friday, February 15 on Ticket Master.

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