TG4 have confirmed that all eleven fights from the ‘Clash of the Titans’ professional boxing event at the National Stadium in Dublin will be broadcast live this Saturday.
TG4’s live coverage will begin on YouTube at 5:30 pm. TG4’s main free to air TV channel will come on stream at 8:30 pm.
The live show will feature Eric Donovan v Stephen McAfee for the vacant Irish featherweight title. Donovan, who is the former BUI Celtic Champion at featherweight will face off with the current Celtic super-featherweight champion for the Irish title.
Other fighters on the mixed bill will include Katelyn Phelan v Monika Antonik, Victor Rabei v Jake Hanney, Dylan Moran v Gyrorgy Mizei and Allan Phelan v Aiden Metcalfe.
Katelynn Phelan is a former World Youth and European Junior bronze medalist and the younger sister of pro boxer Allan Phelan who faces Aidan Metcalfe for the BUI Celtic featherweight title.
Her opponent Polish fighter Monika Antonik is a former Olympian who provided the opposition for Natasha Jonas on her professional debut in August 2017.
The live coverage of the ‘Clash of the Titans’ will be presented by Máire Treasa Ní Cheallaigh with commentary and analysis by Gary Spike O’Sullivan, Jason Quigley, Andy Lee and Seán Bán Breathnach.
TG4’s live YouTube commentary will be provided by Cárthach Bán Breathnach.
The live coverage will be produced by Limerick based company Vitel TV.
“TG4 are very pleased to be broadcasting another night of boxing from the National Stadium,” said TG4’s Head of Sport, Rónán Ó Coisdealbha.
“Following on from a night of high drama in Castlebar last December we feel it’s important that boxers should have a national platform to showcase their talents. We’re delighted to be able to bring this to a national free to air audience.”
“It is fantastic to see professional boxing return to Irish screens,” added Assassin Promotions’ Conor Slater.
“I believe there is a huge appetite for the sport in Ireland, and the exposure boxing has gotten over the past year is a testament to the work TG4 have done. It feels like something really special is building, and to have a network partner that believes in Irish sport, is fantastic.”