Friday, January 04, 2008
HOLLYWOOD, FL – Forget the cold New York winter – on Saturday, February 23rd, the action at Madison Square Garden has just gotten even hotter with the addition of three of the Big Apple’s hottest fighters to the undercard of the World Heavyweight Title Unification bout between WBO champ Sultan Ibragimov and IBF titleholder Wladimir Klitschko.
Middleweight contender “Irish” John Duddy (23-0, 17 KOs), a native of Derry, Ireland who now makes his home in New York, will return to fight in his adopted hometown for the first time in nearly a year when he takes on veteran Michi “The Mexican Sensation” Munoz (20-1, 13 KOs) in a 10 round contest.
Also added to the show are unbeaten NYC prospects “Mean” Joe Greene (17-0, 12 KOs) and “Kid Chocolate” Peter Quillin (16-0, 13 KOs).
Monday, September 03, 2007
Unbeaten middleweight sensation John Duddy will look to continue his march to European and World honours on the next Hunky Dorys Fight Night at the National Stadium, Dublin on Saturday, October 20th on the night of the “Celtic Tigers”.
Duddy will headline the event with support from Irish middleweight champion, Matthew Macklin and undefeated light welterweight Paul McCloskey on what promises to be a real showcase of Ireland’s finest fighting talents.
Monday, July 02, 2007
NEW YORK CITY – IBA middleweight champion “Ireland’s” John Duddy closes training camp this week in the Pocono Mountains, where he’s been preparing for his first pro fight in Ireland, headlining “The Homecoming” July 14 in Dublin.
Derry City, Northern Ireland-native Duddy (20-0, 15 KO’s), now fighting out of Queens (NY), takes on former IBF Mediterraneo light middleweight title-holder Alessio Furlan (19-8-5, 8 KOs), of Italy, in the 10-round main event.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Unbeaten middleweight sensation “Ireland’s” John Duddy headlines “Tomorrow’s Champions,” presented by Irish Ropes Promotions, on May 18 at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan.
Duddy (19-0, 15 KOs), rated No. 8 by the WBO, as well as No. 9 by the WBA and No. 13 by the IBF, faces Dupre “Total Package” Strickland (18-1-1, 7 KOs) in the 10 round, non-title main event. Born in Derry, Northern Ireland and now living in Queens (NYC), Duddy is the reigning IBA World and WBC Continental Americas middleweight champion.
New York State middleweight title-holder and Polish knockout artist Pawel “Raging Bull” Wolak (14-0, 9 KOs), fighting out of Mt. Arlington, New Jersey, takes on tough Anthony Little (7-6, 1 KO) in the eight round co-feature.
Also scheduled to fight on the card is Brooklyn middleweight Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (10-0, 9 KOs), as well as 2004 Irish National Senior amateur champion Henry Coyle (1-0, 1 KO), from County Mayo in Ireland, meets pro debuting Kamel Alolabi; multiple European and Irish amateur champ Aloysius “Alo” Kelly, the light heavyweight from Westmeath, Ireland now living in Queens, making his pro debut against James Singleton (0-2); WBA top rated lightweight Maureen “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Shea (10-0, 5 KOs), from the Bronx; New York City super flyweight Eileen Olszewski (2-0, 0 KOs) versus Kimberly Tomes (0-2). All fighters are subject to change.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Despite frigid temperatures and heavy snowstorms, Anthony “The Bullet” Bonsante has been training hard in Minnesota for his March 16 title fight against IBA World and WBC Continental Americas middleweight champion “Ireland’s” John Duddy in the 12-round main event on the “Erin Go Brawl” pay-per-view live from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The Contender Season I star Bonsante (29-8-2, 17 KOs), reigning IBA Americas and Minnesota State middleweight title-holder, realizes that he is a clear underdog fighting Duddy (18-0, 15 KOs), rated No. 7 by the WBO and No. 9 by the WBA, on St. Patrick’s Day Eve in New York City. Bonsante, however, remains undaunted in his belief that he’ll upset Duddy.
“Training has been going okay but some things could have been better,” Bonsante said. “Two weeks ago it was 40-below zero and we’ve been getting tons of snow the last few days. I love Minnesota and training here only makes me stronger and angry. I wouldn’t have it any other way. (Bonsante’s trainer) Lisa (Bauch) and Bill (Kaehn) have devised a strategy and instructed me what to do. We’ve worked on a couple of things but all can change when you get in the ring.
“Duddy’s quick, strong and he loves to fight. He’s going to bring it and so am I. We could put this fight in a phone booth. I’m expecting his best and that’s what he’s going to get from me. I can’t wait. It’s going to be a great fight.”