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Mick Conlan's Poignant Tribute To Murdered Limerick Boxer Kevin Sheehy

Mick Conlan's Poignant Tribute To Murdered Limerick Boxer Kevin Sheehy

Boxer Kevin Sheehy was killed on July 1, a victim of a hit-and-run in Limerick. Sheehy had an exciting boxing career in front of him, and his death was especially tragic for his young family. His partner Emma was 8 months pregnant at the time of his death. Last Friday, Kevin and Emma's child was born.

Perhaps the stand-out moment of Michael Conlan's 9th round stoppage over Argentinian fighter Diego Alberto Ruiz came after the fight when Conlan's paid tribute to Sheehy his post-fight interview with BT.

Conlan also had 'RIP KS' sewn into his shorts for the fight.

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Sheehy's coach Ken Moore paid tribute to Conlan last week when Kev Byrne of the Sun broke the news of the story.

Donny Mahoney

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