Pro Boxing Returns To Ireland With National Stadium Dublin Boxing Show By Niall Doran (Jan 12th, 2014) NOWHERE2HYDE On Feb 15th world class boxing finally returns to the shores of the Republic of Ireland hen @nowhere2hyde put on their fantastic, stacked professional bill at the National Stadium in Dublin. There is a host of both international and professional Irish boxing talent already…
Exclusive: Matt Macklin Tips 2 Fights To Catch Fire Tonight In Dublin
This weekend sees the return of big time boxing to Ireland with MGM Marbella and Frank Warren’s ‘Second Coming’ event available to Irish and UK boxing fans live on BoxNation TV from Ireland’s capital in Dublin city.
We thought it would be a good idea to get in touch with MGM Marbella man and renowned Irish fighting son Matthew Macklin – to get his thoughts on the card tonight, coming back to Ireland, how the new promotional side of things with MGM is going, and whether or not we might see the Tipperary man fighting back in the Emerald Isle again before he hangs up the gloves.
Speaking on how much he was looking forward to coming back to Ireland for a professional show, Matthew said:
“Yeah really looking toward to it. We want there to be regular shows in Dublin so that fighters can build their fan bases & profiles that television exposure brings, at the same time as developing them as fighters & progressing through the rankings.”
“I think there are several fights on the card that could really catch fire. Sweeney vs Tims is one I’m looking forward to as there’s real genuine needle in it but I think Peter McDonagh vs Dean Byrne could be the fight of the night!”
“To be honest, Daniel deserves most of the credit & also Anto as they’re the ones who are really hands on & deal with everything day to day. I give my opinion & advice but they’re the lads that are making it happen.”
“I definitely hope so. Obviously I’m with Matchroom who have a deal with Sky television & this card & the last one was televised on BoxNation. But MGM has always said we’ll always do what’s best for our fighters & if Sky do come back to Ireland with myself which is a strong possibility then I’m sure there’d be several MGM fighters featuring on the undercard.”