The fighter, who won a silver medal for Ireland in the 2012 Olympics, returns to Philadelphia for the second time and boxes four0time Canadian national amateur champion Alex Torres Rynn in a scheduled eight-round lightweight contest, both fighters’s first, as part of Xcite Fight Night at the Parx Casino.
Unbeaten Rynn [6(4)-0] suggests he has beaten better opponents than the former Irish amateur standout already in his fledgling career and claims that while the ‘Mullingar Shuffler’ was quality in the vest he hasn’t done much to impress out of it.
28-year-old Nevin – who is being trained by Bozy Ennis for this fight after having linked up with Jim McDonnell for his most recent bout in London – has not been overly enamoured with ‘The Golden Aztec’s’ talk.
The Mexican-born fighter represents a step up for Nevin, who is intent on putting the first blemish on the Canadian’s record.
“This guy is talking trash already,” noted the Irish amateur legend ahead of his eighth fight on U.S. soil.
“We have two unbeaten fighters but I intend to ruin his record. This will be a great show to kick off St. Patrick’s season. I appreciate Joe Hand Promotions giving us the opportunity to bring out the Irish and fight on the fight Parx show.”
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to fight at Parx Casino. Philly has been my second home where and we always get a great Irish following. We expect a great atmosphere and a great fight.”
As for Rynn, he is not worried about coming in to face Nevin as the away fighter, and is predicting an exciting and dramatic clash.
“I’m excited to fight in the historic fighting city of Philadelphia,” Rynn said. “Don’t be surprised if my fight with John Joe is the Fight of the Night. And don’t be surprised if he tastes the canvas.”
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