Looking to cap off an intense 2022, Colm Murphy makes his first defense of the BUI Celtic Featherweight Title against Liam Gaynor tonight at the Girdwood Community Hub (live on TG4).
T.The South Belfast man won the title in August by defeating cross-country rival Ruadhan Farrell at the SSE Arena.
The Dublin-born Gaynor may have twice as many matches as the ‘posh boy’, but the defending champion is BT, including a win over Brian Maylena, who recently stopped Frank Warren candidate Frank Arnold. Five more victories in sports. Look ahead.
The 22-year-old former Methodist College student, a master’s boxing juggler, is sure he’ll be tested against Gaynor tonight.
“It’s going to be another tough test,” Murphy predicts.
He’s 9-1, so he’s more experienced than I am. He’s older and has a family so he’ll fight for them and bring his title back to Bolton but unfortunately he has to get in my way and I won’t let that happen.
Meanwhile, the vacant BUI Celtic Light Middleweight Title is swept tonight in North Belfast, with local man Owen O’Neill taking on Owen Duffy. In August.
O’Neill has improved himself with steady progress after every nine wins, taking his final win over Marek Raskovski in August.
This fight has all the ingredients to be a classic because it’s so evenly matched. Speak up and get better with each round.
Conor Quinn will also feature John Cooney, Dominic Donegan and David Ryan on the six-fight card as he moves to get back on track after drawing with Mikey Young in August.
Author: David Mohan
Source: Belfast Telegraph