Thursday 14 November 2019

John Joe Nevin makes winning start to professional career

John Joe Nevin.
John Joe Nevin.

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin has made a winning start to his professional career with a win against Albert Candalaria in Boston last night.

The Mullingar native faced the Puerto Rican brawler in the House of Blues in Boston in a six-round bout.

Nevin dominated the six-rounder against the highly rated Candalaria.

The final scores were 59-55

“The reception was unbelievable,"" said Nevin afterwards, thanking the partisan crowd. "It means so much to me to win on my professional debut on St Patrick’s Day."

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