It’s only days to go until possibly the biggest show in Irish boxing this year. We look ahead to what promises to be a terrific night for Irish boxing fans. This show will feature some of Ireland’s top prospects as well as some exciting fighters making their pro debut’s.
Celtic Clash 3 ‘Building champions‘ is promoted jointly by Boxing Ireland promotions & Tony Davitt. The show will take place on September 9th in the national stadium, Dublin.
Here’s a preview to some of the fights on the action-packed card –
Eric Donovan Vs Dai Davies – This is the headline fight for the Celtic featherweight title. This fight will pit Donovan, a former Irish amateur star against the tough Welsh champion Davies in a real step-up in class for Donovan, as he looks to claim his first title in only his fifth pro fight.
Davies already has some notable scalps on his record, so he wont be intimidated coming over to Dublin to face Donovan. While at 32, Donovan is looking to move quickly, and he previously told KO Boxing News his aim is for a European title shot within the next 2 years. This is a must-win fight for the talented Kildare man if he wants to stay on course for those big title fights.
Regan Buckley Vs Carl McDonald – This intriguing battle promises to be the fight of the night. In only his second fight, Buckley is moving up two weight divisions to take on the talented McDonald at super-bantamweight. Will Buckley prove the doubters wrong and spring an upset? Or will the naturally bigger McDonald have too much for Buckley?
Both men should be applauded for taking this fight and putting their undefeated records on the line at this early stage in their careers. This fight could potentially be for a title in years to come, so win or lose, both are young enough to bounce back. Dont be surprised if they clashed again down the line. Both men are hungry, undefeated fighters and someone’s ‘0’ has to go.
- The packed card also features – British title challenger Anto Cacace, Bernard Roe, John Joyce & Stephen McAfee. While Keane ‘The Iceman’ McMahon & Gerard ‘Crank’ Whitehouse make a step up in class against tougher opposition.
- Making their pro debuts on the show are – Colin ‘The rebel rouser’ O’Donovan, James Cahill, Aiden Metcalfe, Dylan McDonagh, Chris Mullally, Michael Gallagher, Niall O’Connor & Martin Quinn
Tickets for Celtic Clash 3 ‘Building Champions‘ are still available and can be purchased from Ticketmaster or directly from any of the fighter’s involved.