First undercard fighter for Lee-Saunders confirmed

Belfast super featherweight Ciaran McVarnock [3(0)-0] has been confirmed as the first fighter to appear on the undercard of ‘The Showdown at Thomond’ on September 19th.

The Manchester-based 23 year old broke the news today on Twitter and will hopefully be the first of many exciting Irish fighters to appear on the stadium bill.

While this is a brilliant opportunity for ‘Bunty,’ his immediate focus will be on his fourth professional fight on July 25th in Cheshire as part of the ‘A Nightmare in Ellesmere’ card.

McVarnock confirmed on Twitter today:


Joe O'Neill

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