In a busy week for Irish boxing, here’s the latest news from the emerald Isle.
Kildare’s lost a controversial points decision to WBO champion Jaime Munguia in their light-middleweight bout on Saturday in Monterrey, Mexico.
Hogan put on a tactical masterclass and looked like he landed the cleaner, heavier shots throughout and even buckled the knees of the Mexican in round eleven but Munguia eventually edged a majority decision 114-114, 115-113, 116-112.
This writer had Hogan winning the bout 116-112. Hopefully a rematch can happen but it could be the last we see of Munguia at 154 as he will likely make the step up to Middleweight.
Former unified bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett makes his comeback from injury on May 18th in his first bout up at super bantamweight and takes on tough Filipino Jelbirt Gomera for the WBC International rankings title in the iconic Ulster Hall.
Boxing Ireland promotions bring the hugely popular Celtic Clash series to Belfast on May 25th. In the headline bout for Celtic Clash 8, lightweights Joe Fitzpatrick and Stephen Webb finally square off after months of speculation and a previous bout falling through. Also appearing on the bill are – Sean McGlinchey, Jake Hanney, Mathew Fitzsimons, Ciaran McVarnock, Conor Cooke, Kelvin McDonald, Owen O’Neill, Dominic Donegan and Jamie Douglas
Super-featherweight world title challenger Jono Carroll has called out Scott Quigg and claims he has the beating of the former world champion
“ Scott Quigg would want to fight me first before he fights Tevin Farmer.
I’ll smash Scott Quigg up".
"I don’t know why he thinks he can call out Tevin Farmer".
"Scott Quigg hasn’t even done much recently. He hasn’t beaten a name recently".
“He is doing great training over there with Freddie Roach, probably getting great spars and that, but Farmer is way too slick for Scott Quigg,” said Carroll.
"The title challenger then predicted that “I do a number on Scott Quigg.”
“Fight me first, son, how about that?