SEVENTEENTH fighter added to upcoming Dublin show

An eye-watering SEVENTEENTH fighter has been confirmed for the upcoming Celtic Clash 2 card in Dublin.

‘The Rising’ takes place on Saturday May 27th at the National Stadium on the South Circular Road and it has been confirmed that Mullingar super middleweight JJ McDonagh [14(7)-3(1)] will fight on the card.

It is a first fight back for McDonagh who caused the shock of the year last November, knocking out Matchroom starlet Jake Ball within a round.

Since then, southpaw McDonagh has spent some time in the Ukraine sparring Max Bursak ahead of the Eastern European’s unsuccessful world title challenge against Gilberto Ramirez.

The Westmeath fighter, the reigning Irish super middleweight champion, will fight over four rounds on the jam-packed card.

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In other news, Dublin light welter Jake Hanney will now no longer fight on the bill/

Also featuring in three weeks time are Eric Donovan, Stephen Carroll, Sean Creagh, Jay Byrne, Gerard Whitehouse, Rohan Date, Allan Phelan, Vladimir Belujsky, Carl McDonald, Lynn Harvey, as well as debutants John Joyce, Liam Gaynor, Regan Buckley, Johnny Corcoran, Stephen McAfee, and Keane McMahon.

One final fighter, and perhaps the biggest name on the card, will be announced in the very near future.

Tickets for Celtic Clash 2 are priced at €15 (Under 15s), €30, €40, €45, and €55 (Premium), and are available from the boxers involved.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

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