Paddy Murphy secures Australian title shot

IT will Ireland versus Cameroon for the Australian welterweight title in Brisbane on November 8, as Paddy Murphy challenges Rivan Cesaire for the domestic strap.

The welterweight king of Queensland will hope to emulate fellow Oz based Irish puncher Dennis Hogan by upgrading from State to National champion at his weight.

Murphy will be hoping to dethrone Cesaire, who claimed the title with a split decision victory over Samuel Colomban in June.

The pair meet at Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler, Brisbane on November 8 and Murphy is delighted with the chance to further progress his career.

Speaking on social media the Newry native said,

“I’m privileged to have an opportunity to fight for the Australian Welterweight Title. I’ll be fighting Rivan Cesaire who will be making his first defence of the title that he won in June of this year over 10 rounds. Cesaire is not only ranked above me in the Australian rankings but has beaten three boxers who are also ahead of me. He fought for Cameroon in the Commonwealth games in 2006 and has shared the ring with a lot of world class operators.”

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