Sunday 19 August 2018

Roy Sheahan wins first Last Man Standing competition with sensational first round knockout

3 March 2018; Roy Sheahan celebrates defeating Jack Cullen during their final bout in the Last Man Standing Boxing Tournament at the National Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
3 March 2018; Roy Sheahan celebrates defeating Jack Cullen during their final bout in the Last Man Standing Boxing Tournament at the National Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Roy Sheahan came out on top in the first ever Last Man Standing competition at the National Stadium last night after knocking out Jack Cullen in the first round in the final.

Sheahan also beat JJ McDonogh and Vladimir Belujsky en route to collecting the €25,000 prize. The 2007 EU middleweight champion turned professional for this event, competing in one warm-up bout in January.

The final ended quickly, with Sheahan finishing Cullen in the opening round after catching his opponent with a flurry of punches to end the contest.

It was a fairy tale finish for the winner, who touchingly celebrated with his young son Cameron in the ring after emerging as the last man standing.

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