Katie Taylor fights in Limerick this Sunday

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Katie Taylor fights in UL this Sunday
OLYMPIC boxing champion Katie Taylor comes to town this Sunday.

OLYMPIC boxing champion Katie Taylor comes to town this Sunday.

A limited number of tickets remain for Taylor first fight in the UL Arena.

The London 2012 gold medallist will fight experienced French lightweight Oshin Derieuw in headline bout on a seven fight card in UL.

While Taylor is the star attraction the undercard will be dominated by the best of local male and female amateur talent.

Taylor, 28, is the reigning Irish, European, World as well as Olympic boxing champion at 60 kilograms and is generally recognised as pound for pound the best female boxer in the World.

The Bray stars Limerick appearance comes ahead of this year’s World Championships in South Korea in November.

Tickets for the event are still on sale from Ken Moore on 087-7833110.

This Saturday tickets will be on public sale from the Parkway Shopping Centre between 12noon-3.00.

Tickets are priced as follows: Ringside €40.00; Adult €20.00; Children (U12) €10.00; Family (Two Adults, Two Children U12) €50.00.

The Taylor v Derieuw bout, which will feature four two-minute rounds, headlines an impressive programme of top class boxing at UL with several full internationals taking part on a seven bout card.

The first bout on Sunday is due to begin at UL at 4.00 with Taylor in the ring about 7.00.

The local clubs represented on the undercard are St Francis, Southside and Rathkeale.

In the opening contest Valarie Hamilton faces Joanne De Loughrey.

Next on the schedule is the clash of another two locals Dom Sarsfield and Sean Benson. Then comes the meeting of David Lewis and Noel McBride.

Another of the all-Limerick clashes is between Derek Duhig and Mickey Harty.

Before the main event the last two bouts will be Phil Maloney v John Harty and Matthew Tinker v Pat O’Shea.

Between the varying fights entertainment will be provided by the Unity Gospel Choir, the Eilish McCarthy School of Dance and the Intervention Dance Crew.

Ken Moore, of St Francis Boxing Club, is promoting the event.

“This is a brilliant opportunity for the people of Limerick and surrounding area to see Katie Taylor in action. She is a fantastic sportsperson, the best we have ever seen. It is a special treat to see Katie box live,” promised Moore.