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Shannon boxer fighting in Belfast on Saturday

  SHANNON professional boxer David Ryan will make his return to the ring on Saturday night in Belfast. It’s his first fight since last June and he is relieved to be able to fight once again. “I’m over the moon to be back and I’m injury free for once, thank God!” For months he wasn’t able to throw a punch. “I had a hand injury and I couldn’t do anything with it, a ruptured tendon in my hand, and I couldn’t do anything with that from April to December. It was a long few months. I couldn’t spar, nothing; just told to rest it. I’d still have been in the gym all the time, but had to step back from the boxing.” Recovering was very tricky and there were a number of setbacks.. “I had a couple of spars where it went again, that put things back and I had to get it looked after and it would go again. …

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Ring-ready Clare boxer signs professional contract

HAVING achieved all he could in kickboxing, David Ryan has now secured a pro boxing licence and will make his debut within a few months. The 27-year-old, who works as a butcher at Morrissey’s in the Town Centre, comes to the sport having enjoyed huge success as a kickboxer. “Basically there was nothing else I could win in kickboxing. I’ve won everything, Irish, European, pro world titles, so I thought I’d move on and give it a go.” Ryan got involved in combat sport with Howie Vincent at the Shannon Kickboxing Club, while still a child in national school. While he won numerous titles there, his last kickboxing fight was before the pandemic and he plans to have his first outing in the boxing ring in September. He already trains all the time, but the intensity will be increasing now. “I’ll be training six days a week, I’ll get 11 sessions in a week. Sunday is a total rest day …

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