Tuesday 14 August 2018

John Joe Nevin booked for second fight in three months as he looks to get professional career back on track

15 November 2014; John Joe Nevin celebrates after defeating Jack Heath in the first round of their featherweight bout. Return of The Mack, 3Arena, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
15 November 2014; John Joe Nevin celebrates after defeating Jack Heath in the first round of their featherweight bout. Return of The Mack, 3Arena, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

Sam Roberts

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin will continue his professional boxing journey with a fight against American Zack Ramsey next month.

The Irish boxer has been booked for his eleventh professional fight against the 8-3 Ramsey at an event in the United States in June.

Nevin won silver in the bantamweight division at the 2012 London Olympics and was twice a World Championship bronze medalist in a glittering amateur career.

The Mullingar boxer has since gone 10-0 in the professional ranks, and this will be his second fight of 2018 after he dispatched Canadian Alex Rynn in a comfortable unanimous decision victory in March.

The fight is scheduled for eight rounds in the lightweight division, and will take place at the 'Xcite Fight Night' event in Pennsylvania on June 29th.

28-year-old Nevin made his professional debut in 2014, registering three KO's in 10 fights since then, and the lightweight will surely have world title aspirations in the near future as his promising professional career continues to develop.

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