Katelynn Phelan enters the Lion’s Den to hunt one of the biggest results of the year in Irish boxing tonight.
The young Kildare Town welterweight takes on German-Ukrainian sensation Jessica Schadko in the Munich suburb of Donauwoerth.
A fight initially meant to take place early last month, the bout was postponed after her opponent fell ill. Refixed to tonight [October 17th], 20-year-old Phelan will put it all on the line for three belts – the WBC Youth title, the WBF title, and the WIBA title.
While Ireland’s youngest professional female boxer has three wins from her three pro fights thus far, Schadko is unbeaten in eight and there is significant investment being placed in the 19-year-old phenom. The lilywhite is stepping up from four rounds all the way to ten for this bout and, if a jump in rounds and quality opposition isn’t enough, she will be fighting Schadko behind closed doors in the German’s own boxing club, the CPI Gym.
It’s a massive risk but one with huge rewards. Victory could propel Phelan into genuine world title frame before she even reaches 21.
The fight will be streamed live at http://live.bgb-movie.de/.
This is a pay-per-view platform and the card will cost €5 to stream.
This payment is completed via PayPal and a ‘ticket’ will then be emailed to you which accesses the stream
Irish-boxing.com understand Phelan will ring walk between 8:30pm and 9:00pm Irish time.