JJ McDonagh, Vladimir Belujsky, Israel Duffus to fight in Mexico on Jan 25

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Assassin Boxing are delighted to announce that we will have JJ McDonagh, Vladimir Belujsky, and Israel Duffus will all fight in Tijuana in Mexico on January 25th, on a show promoted by Gabriel Quinones.

Belujsky was last out in Dublin in October as he picked up his first professional win, having drawn on his debut earlier in the year. Belujsky hit the headlines for a great performance against the formidable Bique, with The Slovak claiming a 2nd round stoppage win.

‘I felt great to be out in the ring again. I felt I did well, and I impressed with a KO, but there’s still a lot more to come.

‘This is a dream come through the chance to fight abroad, and especially in a place like Mexico, it’s magic. However it will be a very tough fight, I am going away, and I will get a hostile reception. I must be at 110% if I am to win.

While JJ McDonagh has been out of the ring for over a year, since he beat Jake Ball for The WBA international title live on Sky Sports. Two injuries have meant JJ has been left inactive, while a fit JJ has been turned down by many high profile names.

‘It’s killed me to be out of the ring so long. But I am now injury free, and I am moving down to middleweight and I will force my way into the frame and make sure these names can’t avoid me any more. I have been away before to Canada and lost. I know how tough it is going away from home, but I need the challenge’.

While new signing Israel Duffus, made his Assassin debut in Mexico in November with a comprehensive win to move to 16-4.

‘Assassin have been great for me. They have got me two fights in the space of two months. I am hoping to make a real statement this year and that all starts with a win on January 25th in Mexico.

Kaz Evans of Assassin Boxing commented

‘This a tough tasks for the guys. Not only am I putting them in for a tough test, I am taking them out of their comfort zone. However, what this will do for their three careers will be brilliant. JJ can move on to challenge some big big names domestically, this will move Vlad along nicely as he progresses towards a title before the close of the year, and Israel will have had the perfect tune up fight to go ahead and challenge for major honours.’