Boxing: John Joe Nevin first fight for Boston on St. Patrick’s Day

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Updated: January 22, 2014

An announcement is due shortly re the date, location  and time of John Joe Nevin’s debut as a pro but confirmation today that he will be fighting in Boston on St Patrick’s Day.

The London 2012 silver medallist is signed with Green Blood of Philadelphia and Berkeley Sports and Media in the UK.

Tom Moran of Green Blood said that they will confirm Nevin’s opponent for the House of Blues fight in the coming weeks.

Moran anticipates that the former AIBA World No. 1 ranked bantamweight will make his pro debut at a venue and country to be confirmed next month.

Nevin has been training at Bozy’s Dungeon Gym in Philadelphia with his Irish coach Brian McKeown since arriving in Philadelphia last week.

Moran, a former manager to ex-world champion Tim Witherspoon, said that Nevin St Patrick’s Day fight will probably be over six rounds.

Boxers making the switch over from AIBA Open Boxing to the pro ranks usually make their debut over four rounds.

However, Nevin has fought over five rounds in the World Series of Boxing with Paris United and the British Lionhearts.

The Cavan BC orthodox turned pro last October after becoming the only Irish boxer besides Katie Taylor to medal at all the majors – the Olympic, World, European and EU Championships.

Irish fighters Ray McGinley, Anthony Cacace and Tyrone McKenna are also signed with Green Blood.

The March 17th show will be held in alliance with American Celtic rock band the Dropkick Murphys.

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