Magee added to Dunne bill

Former IBO super-middleweight champion Brian Magee has been added to the bill of an exciting night of boxing at Dublin's National Stadium on January 28.

Former IBO super-middleweight champion Brian Magee has been added to the bill of an exciting night of boxing at Dublin's National Stadium on January 28.

The Belfast Southpaw, who got his seven-year career back on track with a second round stoppage of Armenian Varuzhan Davtyan at the same venue in October, has been lined up for an eight-rounder against an as yet unnamed opponent.

Magee, 30, will be using the bout as a warm-up for his Kings Hall clash with British and Commonwealth champion Carl "The Cobra" Froch on March 31.

Promoter Brian Peters, whose protege Bernard Dunne will headline the January 28 bill, said: “Brian was one of the best amateurs to ever grace the ring at the National Stadium and I know he loved fighting there for the first time as a pro on my last show in October.

"He had an impressive stoppage win that night and he’ll be looking to do the same on this next show because he has a huge fight with Carl Froch on the horizon.”

An opponent for unbeaten Dubliner Dunne is due to be confirmed shortly.

The chief support bout on the night features a mouth-watering Irish lightweight title fight between Michael Gomez and Peter McDonagh. Dublin heavyweight Colin Kenna, Belfast featherweight Kevin O'Hara and Lurgan welterweight Stephen Haughian are also due for action.

Tickets - priced €50, €75 and €100 - are available from Ticketmaster, at www.ticketmaster.ie or over the telephone on 0818 719300.

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