Bantamweight Boxing’s Coming Home


IBF World Super Bantamweight champion TJ ‘The Power’ Doheny, 

Tokyo, Japan.

TJ Doheny is the new IBF World Super Bantamweight champion after outpointing Japan’s Ryosuke Iwasa in a unanimous decision at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

Ryosuke was making his second defence of a belt once held by Carl Frampton and started well in the face of intense pressure, inflicting a deep cut under Doheny’s eye by the end of the second round.

…The Portlaoise southpaw took control from midway through the 12-round contest, however, repeatedly landing his jab and a succession of body shots.

In fairness.

TJ Doheny becomes world champion in Tokyo (RTÉ)


Ah here.

10 thoughts on “Bantamweight Boxing’s Coming Home

  1. Andrew

    Fair play to him. It’s never easy to win a fight in the champions home turf.
    He’s based in Australia as far as I know. Bantamweight is a fiercely competitive division.

  2. Charlie

    Sadly I’ve never heard of him. The pubs of Ireland will be swelling with pride by association over the coming days. Won’t make an ounce of difference to the funding of boxing in Ireland. If Katie can’t do it, this lad certainly can’t.

      1. Charlie

        Apologies. He is a professional but Katie wasn’t when winning everything an amateur could win. The point I’m making is that it wouldn’t matter what he won, amateur boxing(one of our most successful sports) would still be penny pinching.

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