Assassin fighter and light heavyweight bruiser Paddy McDonagh is getting ready to reclaim the crown he first captured in 2012, taking on Steve Collins Jr, son of Ireland’s once proud two-weight world champion Steve Collins on June 24th in Dublin.
Paddy previously won the Irish Light Heavyweight title beating John Waldron on points in Liverpool over five years ago but has a very different test on his hands with Collins and is shaping up to be one where fans will be smacking their lips.
The name Steve Collins is one that carries with it respect and admiration in boxing circles, the Irishman remembered for sweeping aside both Chris Eubank Jr and Nigel Benn in defence of the WBO Super middleweight title.
The two men will square off for the vacant title on the ‘For Honour & Pride’ card at the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday June 24th.
Paddy McDonagh, Light Heavyweight said, “I’m chomping at the bit for this fight. There are levels – and I know where I’m at. Don’t let the name fool you, I can beat this man easily on my day so I’ll be getting the head down in camp and looking to get the victory and show everyone who is the man in this division.”
Kaz Evans, Founder of Assassin Promotions said: “This is a fight we’ve been looking at for a while so it’s good to get it over the line for June 24th. The winner puts themselves right back in the mix in the division and can bag the Irish title in front of a packed crowd.