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Clare boxer wins pro debut of year award

SHANNON boxer David Ryan took away the irish-boxing.com Debut of the Year award in Dublin on Thursday night. David was back to work at Morrissey’s butchers in the Town Centre the following morning, and said he was delighted to get the honour and had a fair idea his name would be the one called out. “The guy running the show told me to make sure to be there, I kind of knew then! “It was a fantastic night. I’d have preferred if it wasn’t a Thursday night or the week before a fight, but it was a good night. There were a lot of other boxers there, a lot of other people nominated as well, so it was good to come out on top.” While David couldn’t indulge given his upcoming fight, there were lots of other people in the same boat at the awards ceremony. “99% of the people there were boxers, so everyone was not drinking, not eating …

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Second fight announced for Shannon boxer David Ryan

SHANNON boxer David Ryan will have the second fight of his professional career in Belfast on February 4, when he takes on Marek Laskowski. “They’re moving me up to a six rounder this time, which is great, and it’ll help get my name out there,” he said on Monday. He will be fighting on the Jamie Morrissey-Kevin Cronin undercard, the two fighting for the vacant BUI Celtic Light Heavyweight title. Morrissey is from Limerick and trains with David, while Cronin is a Kerryman, but the bout is still happening north of the border. “It’s hard enough to get venues in the south. The insurance can be very expensive, but up in Belfast it’s a lot cheaper,” says David. Laskowski has nine victories and 17 defeats on his record, and Ryan is expected to win comfortably in February, but this week he admitted knowing relatively little about his opponent. Ryan made his debut in November, and while he won a points …

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Clare boxer nominated for Irish pro debut of the year award

CLARE professional boxer David Ryan has been nominated for the irish-boxing.com Professional Debut of the Year Award. David is one of five nominated and describing his debut, the irish-boxing.com blurb said, “The Shannon kickboxing convert was thrown straight in at the deep end in November when he was matched with Nicaraguan dangerman Brayan Mairena in Belfast. Ryan rose to the challenge in a fun war and we can’t wait to see him in domestic fights at light welterweight.” David’s professional debut was televised on TG4 and he won on points after a hugely entertaining four rounds. Speaking to the Clare Champion in the aftermath of the fight, he said he hadn’t found it very taxing. “Not at all. The fight was actually fairly easy. The first three rounds I won fairly handily and in the fourth I took the foot off the gas and counterpunched a small bit, let him come and do the work, I didn’t have to chase …

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Clare boxer’s pro debut in Belfast will be shown on TG4

CLARE boxer David Ryan is set to make his professional debut on November 19 in Belfast, in a fight that will be shown on TG4.  Speaking this week he said he was delighted that the fight has been made. “I was actually meant to fight the week before in Glasgow, but I got offered this one. My manager decided to go for this instead, it’s better exposure and it’ll build my profile a bit more.” As of yet his opponent hasn’t been finalised with David telling the Champion that a few contracts had been sent out with the expectation that someone will sign this week. Does that make it harder to prepare? “Ah, you just go in and do your thing, don’t care what they do. That’s all you can do.” The bill on which he fights will be headlined by two Celtic title fights, featuring Belfast fighters.  David says that training has been very intense, and the fact a …

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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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