Veteran super-welterweight Peter McDonagh has revealed an eight-month ban has been handed down by the British Boxing Board of Control over a fracas with Shayne Singleton at their September weigh-in.
The 40 year-old was embroiled in bad blood with Singleton for the duration of the build-up to Manchester Arena clash on the Joseph Parker v Hughie Fury undercard, culminating in the pair butting heads at the press conference and McDonagh pushing his opponent at the scaling face-off.
McDonagh eventually won the argument with a debated ten round decision win over Singleton but has now outlined the punishment dished out by the BBBofC in the aftermath.
“A lot of people asking when I’m fighting again I’ve been banned for the weigh-in eight months by the British Boxing Board of Control,” said McDonagh.
“Crazy put that up about banned by UK (and) been offered a fight in Australia things (looking) up,” he later added before stating he may now decide to walk away some time afterward.
“Thanks for all support and messages due to my eight-month ban. It could be curtains but had a great journey. Thanks to all fans, time to think.”
A wave of support has since followed the MTK fighter’s announcement, and with McDonagh’s suspension due to end in May, it seems a bit drastic for the Irishman to be contemplating retirement.
Many fans are asking how the BBBofC can throw the book at McDonagh when worse things have happened during weigh-ins and head-to-heads but the fighter has now accepted his fate.
Plenty of opportunities are out there for the ‘Connemara Kid’ who has put together an eleven fight run since losing to Bradley Skeete back in March 2013.
Watch the video below by IFL TV of the incident which happens at 3:25 of the clip