Saturday 21 January 2017

'I was lucky today' - Boxer Jamie Kavanagh after fatal shooting at weigh-in

Published 05/02/2016 | 18:19

Jamie Kavanagh, left, says he was lucky following today's shootings
Jamie Kavanagh, left, says he was lucky following today's shootings

Dublin boxer Jamie Kavanagh - who was due to headline tomorrow night's boxing event at the National Stadium - has revealed he was unhurt following the dramatic shootings at the weigh-in that left one person dead today.

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"Anyone asking I'm OK! Thanks you for asking. I was lucky today is all I can say....." tweeted Kavanagh.

Two boxing events scheduled for Dublin over the weekend have been cancelled following the horrific shooting that claimed the life of one person in the Regency Hotel.

Another two were seriously injured after three men dressed as members of the Garda ERU burst into the Regency Hotel - armed with what is believed to be AK-47s - while the weigh-in for a boxing event tomorrow night in the National Stadium took place.

Two boxing events scheduled for Dublin over the weekend have been cancelled following the horrific shooting.

In a statement this evening, the Boxing Union of Ireland confirmed that tonight's card at the Roadstone Club in Kingswood and tomorrow's fights at the National Stadium will not go ahead.

"Following the incident at today's weigh-in, the boxing events scheduled to take place this evening and tomorrow in Dublin are cancelled. The safety of the public, boxers and staff are of paramount importance to  us."

Tomorrow's card was due to include two WBO title fights with Ireland's Jamie Kavanagh - a promising lightweight - headlining the event while there was was strong local interest in both Philip Sutcliffe Jnr and Stephen Ormond, a former European lightweight champ.

Tonight in Roadstone, Luke Keeler was due in the ring while heavyweight Sean Turner was to headline the event.

Here are the fights that were due to go ahead in the National Stadium tomorrow night which was due to be aired live on BoxNation TV.

Super Welterweight

Gary Corcoran 14 0 0 S Danny Butler 25 5 0 (vacant WBO Inter-Continental super welterweight title)

* Lightweight

Jamie Kavanagh 20 1 1 S Antonio Joao Bento 30 15 2 (vacant WBO European lightweight title)

Lightweight

Romeo Romaeo 9 0 0 S Michal Dufek 18 11 1 (

Super Lightweight

Philip Sutcliffe Jnr 9 0 0 S Alexandre Lepelley 18 5 1

* Lightweight

Stephen Ormond 20 2 0 S Lukasz Janik 15 16 1

* Lightweight

Declan Geraghty 10 1 0 S Laszlo Fekete 13 10 2

* Middleweight

Anthony Fitzgerald 18 8 0 S Sam Wall 2 4 0

Super Welterweight

Craig O'Brien 3 0 0 S Chris Jenkinson 8 27 2

Welterweight

Sean Creagh 3 0 0 S Matt Seawright 5 127 5

* Cruiserweight

Gary Sweeney debut S Rolandas Cesna 5 31 2

 

Cancelled card tonight in Roadstone

(Dublin) Heavyweight Sean Turner 7 0 0 S Paul Butlin 16 22 1

(Dublin) Cruiserweight Ian Tims 11 3 0 S Imantas Davidaitis 5 14 1

Super Welterweight James Metcalf 11 0 0 S Casey Blair 3 5 0

(Dublin) Middleweight Luke Keeler 9 1 0 S Deividas Sajauka 5 18 0

(Dublin) Cruiserweight Steve Collins Jr 5 0 1 S Chris Nixon 5 4 0

Welterweight Tyrone McKenna 9 0 0 S Arvydas Trizno 22 49 2

Middleweight Ciaran Mullen 1 0 1 S Vaidas Balciauskas 3 5 0

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