21st Jan, 2019

Defeat for Sean Leahy in closely fought London bout

Shaun Reynolds 21st Nov, 2017 Updated: 21st Nov, 2017

BOXING: FITZPATRICK boxer Sean Leahy returned from a trip to London with his head held high, despite losing by split decision to National Development Championship finalist Stephen McDonagh.

Sean, the younger brother of star boxer Nick, faced the Fairbairn ABC prospect in a three-round contest, losing out by a fine margin.

But there were plenty of positives to take away from the performance, a comment underlined by coach Derek Fitzpatrick.

He said: “We thought Sean had done enough for the win.

“In our opinion he won two of the three rounds, but that said it was a close bout so credit to Stephen and his team.

“There wasn’t much in it, but there is a lot more to come from Sean.”

Elsewhere Simon Huruska had his second skills bout against Danson boxer Harry McGee.

Contested over three one-minute rounds, the fight allowed little opportunity to show their skills.

Both landed good shots in an evenly fought contest which resulted in valuable experience being gained.

 

Car Finder 24/7

We've written reviews to help you find a car you'll love to drive.

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need.

Reader Offers

Check out all of the latest reader offers to get your hands on some free gifts.

Subscribe

Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.