To say that last year was arguably the most sporting year ever is perhaps the understatement of a century. It will forever be remembered and be synonymous with the London Olympics. For days on end the eyes of the world were on this sporting extravaganza. It can be truly said it had us all in good humour. Many doubted this could ever be repeated, but by accounts, reports and appearances it can and will be at Templemore Arms Hotel on Feb 15th when two sets of Boxers who are revered by their own and respected by the opposition will take to the ring. J K Brackens V Loughmore/ Castleiney.
Few venues can get you so close to the action as the Arms can, as close as one can get to a ringside view for all in attendance. In addition to the ringside view, a number of screens showing the action on the night in a specially erected Marquee and in the Cube Night Club which will be in operation for the enjoyment of patrons. It is a priority of the organisers to ensure that everything possible is being done to make the Arms a place of Dreams for this White Collar Boxing show on Feb 15th.
Over the past number of weeks all the 30 boxers have scaled so many next to impossible heights in their efforts to reach the fitness levels attained by professionals and be the architects of future boxing in White Collar shows.
Amongst those who will be in action on the night in the middle weight section Michael Delahunty will go into action with former Tipperary hurler and footballer Michael Webster. It can be truly said of these two that neither have a reverse gear, and can be described as two immovable objects. Both are born winners and driven to succeed.
Also in opposition in this section will be two members of An Garda Síochána 2001- All Ireland Medal winner David Kennedy and former Tipperary Intercounty Footballer Michael Lynagh. Both are unrelentingly determined individuals who on the night will be trying might and main to revolutionise White Collar Boxing and leave a legacy to the game that will make it very hard for future competitors to come near, never mind equal!
In the Flyweight section Eoin Fitzpatrick who has put much of his DJ work aside to ensure that he is fully ready to take on his arch rival Shane Hennessey. It is known that both of them have been seeking guidance from Fly weight specialists. The speed with which both of these individuals can move feet and limbs can truly be compared with that of Michael Flatley’s dancing troop. Blistering pace from the first bell to the final gong can definitely be expected here.
In the Welterweight section, Johnny Campion and Dinny Brereton take on their Bracken’s opposition, the sturdy-built pair Keith Morris and Paddy Morrissey. Here we are certain of two ‘prosaic encounters’ from these four, really’ up for it’ individuals who have many sublime skills in their armoury. At this stage it is true to say they are Internet Sensations-icons in this area and amongst their peers have caused an explosion of interest in the show. On and after Feb 15th they are expected to be members of an exclusive club in recognition of their efforts to provide entertainment above and beyond what any amateurs are expected to produce. There will be huffing and puffing with any of these guys.
Doors will open on the night at 7.30pm. Lights, Cameras, and Action with the Fireworks on display in the ring commencing at 8pm. Have you got your ticket????
Final previews next week….. DO NOT MISS IT