Tuesday 11 December 2018

Nevin set for pro debut

John Joe Nevin (left) Ireland, exchanges punches with Mykola Butsenko, Ukraine
John Joe Nevin (left) Ireland, exchanges punches with Mykola Butsenko, Ukraine

ALBERTO CANDELARIA will be aiming to ensure John Joe Nevin's pro career begins on a low note in the House of Blues in Boston on March 17.

The Puerto Rican has been confirmed as the opponent for the London 2012 silver medalist's professional debut on St Patrick's Day.

The show is being co-promoted by Murphys Boxing (Dropkick Murphys) and Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy and will be televised in the US by 'Fox Sports' and in Ireland on 'BoxNation'.

Undefeated Candelaria has won three and drawn one of his four outings since turning pro. Nevin has been in Philadelphia for the last two months training.

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