Ireland’s London 2012 Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin makes a welcome return to the ring on August 25th when he is likely to have considerable support from Irish fans in New York and nearby States – as yet no opponent has been named.
Nevin you will recall last fought in Dublin in November – only his third fight as a Pro but a double leg break suffered whilst still in Ireland has resulted in his being out of action ever since. The Coney Island show is scheduled for MCU Park and titled “Brooklyn Brawl”.
“I’m excited to be boxing in New York for the first time ever,” the 26-year-old Mullingar man told the media. “I’ve fought all over the world but I’ve always dreamed of boxing in New York. I know there are lots of Irish fans in the area and hopefully we can bring some out.”
“I haven’t fought since last year so we’re looking forward to getting the rust off and showing what I can do.”
“The boxing I get in Philly gyms is just what you need, working against world class boxers in the summer heat. I’m ready for the challenge. I can’t wait to get back in the ring and get my career moving again.”
The show’s promoter Dimitriy Salita was delighted to add Nevin to a programme headed by 25-3-1 featherweight contender Alexander Miskirtchian, from Georgia.
“John Joe Nevin is a great prospect and I am very happy that he will make his American debut in NYC on the “Brooklyn Brawl” series,” Salita said. “The Irish community has a very rich history of coming out in droves to see great boxing champions and I believe JohnJoe has all the tools to follow in that rich lineage and impress the boxing fans, of all cultures, in NYC!
John Joe is managed by one of the best managers in the sport, Cameron Dunkin, who has a great eye for elite talent, so we can all be assured he is the real deal. As a fan, I am excited about the John Joe Nevin fight August 25th in Coney Island, at MCU Park!”
More news and a report on the Nevin bout on August 25th here on SportsNews Ireland.