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John Joe Nevin Announces His Return To The Ring

15 November 2014; John Joe Nevin, left, exchanges punches with Jack Heath during their featherweight bout. Return of The Mack, 3Arena, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE (Photo by Sportsfile/Corbis via Getty Images)

Olympic silver medalist John Joe Nevin has announced he will make his return to the boxing ring on September 29 after a 13-month absence.

The 29-year-old’s fight will take place in the Tolworth Recreation Centre in London. The Irishman has a professional record of eight wins, four of which were TKOs, and zero defeats.

The 15-time All-Ireland champion’s opponent has yet to be confirmed, however the fight will take place over six rounds. Nevin’s last fight was against Jesus Lule 13 months ago in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Mullingar man was meant to fight on March 24 this year but had to withdraw due to an injury.

Nevin suffered a major setback in his development in 2014 following an attack which left him with two broken legs, but now looks set to begin what will be a new chapter in his professional career having not fought in over a year.

Speaking to RTÉ ahead of his return to the ring later this month, the Mullingar man indicated time is of the essence if he wishes to become world champions some day.

“I’ve only done six-rounders so far, but after this fight I want to move up a level, I want to move quick now. I’m 28 years of age and I know I have the ability to be a world champion.

“Once I get this fight under my belt, I’ll look at getting a few more soon. The problem is, you can’t avoid injuries. When you jump in the swimming pool, you get wet. But hopefully the injuries are at an end now.”

Billy Keenan, Pundit Arena

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Author: The PA Team

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