Nevin hopes to return to the ring before Christmas

GreenBlood Boxing, Berkeley statement

John Joe Nevin will be out of action for several months after being attacked in a Saturday morning incident in which he broke his leg in two places.

John Joe is gutted that his pro career has been slowed by the attack but vows to come back stronger in the fall.

Doctors told Nevin he would be out for two or three months before he could start rehabilitation on the leg.

John Joe was attempting to act as a peacemaker between his uncle and his uncle’s two sons when he was attacked in Mullingar, Ireland.

GreenBlood Boxing had hoped to have Nevin on a busy schedule getting six fights before an August break. That will be pushed back until the fall and the goal will be to have him 6-0 before the Christmas holiday break.

“Our schedule has been thrown off by a few months but hopefully we’ll have John Joe back working hard by mid-summer and have him fighting again stateside in September,” Tom Moran of GreenBlood said.

“John Joe is okay and hopefully the Garda will take care of the matter now. We were hoping to get John Joe headlining a card in Ireland in the fall but we may have to push that back some now because the big push is making him a major attraction in the Irish American audience. We have talks about New York, Boston and Philadelphia fights so we’ll keep working on it.”

Derek McKenna

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